Office of Emergency Management

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Follow FEMA online at http://blog.fema.gov, www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema.  Also, follow FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate’s activities at www.twitter.com/craigatfema.

 Contact Information:


 Herb Kuehlke Coordinator
 Ralph Maurrasse Deputy Coord.
 Paul Camella Deputy Coord.
 Lt. John Burns Police Liaison & CERT Coord 


To contact Emergency Management call Borough Hall 201.391.4977 ex: 200 or Police Headquarters 201.391.8222


NOTE: See Important Links Below

Responsible for:


Identifying available resources for 14 areas including the obvious like fire and less obvious such as shelter, public health, radiation emergencies, public information, and damage assessment.

Preparedness includes the regular meetings of the Local Emergency Planning Committee and as well as purchase of equipment and supplies.  In addition, the coordinator and his deputy meet regularly with Bergen County OEM and receive training from NJ State Police OEM. 


Those activities that occur during the emergency.


Efforts to return to normal and resume mitigation.


Try to prevent the problem or minimize its impact such as installing a generator at Police Headquarters.

Links to other OEM sites

Bergen County Office of Emergency Management

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency - Library

International Association of Emergency Managers

National Homeland Security Knowledgebase

State of New Jersey - Office of Emergency Management


The Official Site of the Borough of Woodcliff Lake