Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management


Contact: 856-845-0066




Make sure all the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have been change out in the past 6 months.  If you cannot remember, change them out.  This will ensure that your home will have operable smoke and carbon dioxide detectors in the event of a power loss.


If you have a generator and there is a need to run it during the storm please follow the following recommendations:

  • Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all doors, windows and vents.
  • Make sure you have carbon monoxide alarms in your home.
  • Do not use a generator in a wet area. This can cause shock or electrocution.
  • Connect appliances to the generator with a heavy-duty extension cords.
  • Do not fuel your generator when it is running. Spilling gas on a hot engine can cause a fire.


If you have a fire hydrant in front of your residence we ask that you clear 3 feet around the fire hydrant. This will help save valuable minutes in the event of a fire.


John Leech

Emergency Management Coordinator

Joe Buono

Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator


Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property, and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from all natural and manmade hazards that may impact our city.


What We Do:

  • Coordinate Emergency Management activities for the City of Woodbury.
  • Maintain and update the city Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Hazards Vulnerability Analysis, and Hazard Mitigation Plan.
  • Activate and staff the city Emergency Operations Center.
  • Work with other county, city, town, department, agency, and task force elements to develop a variety of related emergency plans, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Coordinate for local, state, and federal government response and recovery operations during a major emergency or disaster.
  • Maintain and operate the city fixed-site and mobile Emergency Operations Center.
  • Monitor severe weather watches, warnings, and special statements issued by the National  Weather Service and provide this information to other local government departments including public safety and public works agencies.
  • Serve as staff support for the City of Woodbury Local Emergency Planning Committee for Hazardous Materials.
  • Provide assistance and support to all public safety agencies, government entities, and private sector partners through planning, training, and exercising.
  • Coordinate resource support to tactical response units and on scene Incident Commanders.
  • Provide continuity of Operations Planning information and guidance.