Emergency Management Council

The Borough of Hopatcong has an Emergency Management Plan in effect, which contains procedures, resources, departments and agencies to keep the Borough in a state of readiness in case an emergency should occur, and to be implemented as need arises. Continuing review, up-dating and implementation of the Plan is the responsibility of the Emergency Management Council. The Emergency Management Council consists of ten members appointed by the Mayor. Of the ten members one is appointed Coordinator and four others as Deputies. The membership cuts across Borough Departments, Hopatcong School District, churches, and local organizations.

Emergency Management is defined as an organized effort to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency. It is a cooperative effort on the part of all levels of government and the private sector. Each level has its own Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) in place should an emergency arise. The purpose of a plan is to provide a systematic way of responding to an emergency situation. The plan also contains resources available and functions of each department and agency that is available if needed in the emergency. Each plan has an Emergency Management Coordinator also called Manager who’s responsible for developing and maintaining the emergency management plan and programs for its jurisdiction. When an emergency arises, the manager or coordinator has the resources and personnel available to assist all departments and agencies in the jurisdiction. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible, by Federal and State Law, for the coordination of all the Emergency Services in the Borough, including police, ambulance, fire and rescue, the departments of Public Works and Health, and all additional agencies necessary.

Wade Crowley Coordinator
Kevin Schneider Deputy Management Coordinator
Michael Francis Mayor
John Young Council Member Representative
Meghan McClusky Police Chief
Scott Wallis Liaison to Forest Service
Kai Crimando Capt., Ambulance Squad
Steve Kucevic Fire Chief
Bernard Kotchkowski Chief Fire Prevention Bureau
Kevin Schneider Jr. Fireman Instructor
 Pat Mason DPW Superintendent
 Greg Smyth Supervisor of Facilities, Hopatcong High School


Useful Links for Preparedness and Planning:
Disaster Preparedness

 Emergency Broadcast System For Hopatcong   –   1620 AM