Emergencies dial

Non-Emergency number – 732-286-6000 ext. 111

Email – BWOEM@comcast.ent


Chief Robert Tapp
OEM Coordinator


Dennis Allen
Deputy OEM Coordinator


William Oldham
Deputy OEM Coordinator

New Jersey law requires every municipality and county to have a state approved emergency operations plan and to appoint an Emergency Management Coordinator, who in conjunction with local government is responsible for coordinating the necessary actions to protect lives and property during times of disaster and emergency.

The Beachwood Office of Emergency Management oversees the development of the Emergency Operations plan for our jurisdiction, the exercising/testing of this plan, training of personnel and the identification of resources needed in an emergency.

There are four phases in emergency management:


Identify hazards, prepare for contingencies


The hands-on, initial response to the emergency.


Getting back to normal, re-establish services


Prevent or reduce the impact of future emergencies.

Family Emergency Operations Plan

Does your family have an Emergency Operations Plan? If not, you should. Don’t wait until an emergency or disaster strikes before you develop your plan. You really need to identify what type of hazards and potential risks your jurisdiction faces; What you will take with you if you are asked to evacuate; What you will do with your pets and livestock; Where you will go if you are asked to evacuate, etc. The information in the following pages may help you to develop your family’s Emergency Operations Plan.

If you are told to evacuate:

In Ocean County there are a number of reasons why you may have to evacuate. These include, but are not limited to:

Natural Disasters

Technological & Man-made Disasters

Blizzard/Winter Storm

Chemical Facility Accident




Nuclear Facility Accident


Power Outage


Transportation Accident


Act of Terrorism/War

For more information please click on the link below:


Emergency Alert Stations

The following Ocean County stations will provide information regarding shelter locations, evacuations routes and other pertinent information:

Radio Stations:

92.7 FM WOBM

98.5 FM WBBO

99.7 FM WBHX

100.1 FM WJRZ

Television Stations:

Comcast Cable

Monmouth Cablevision

Disaster Supplies Kit

Every home should have one! Everyone should have a supply of the following items, packed in a storage container or duffle bag, for portability:

* A three day supply of water (one gallon per day per person)

* A list of family physicians

* A list of medications

* A supply of non-perishable prescriptions, including dosage

* Packaged or canned food that does not require cooking

* Non-electric can opener

* Non-electric medical devices (ex: blood pressure cup, syringes, etc.)

* A first aid kit.

* A battery powered radio and flashlight with extra batteries

*** Be sure and update your supply kit every six months!***

What to take with you

If you are evacuating to a public shelter, you should bring the following with you:

* Blanket/Sleeping Bag/Pillow

* Lawn Chair/Lightweight Chaise Lounge

* Cash/Credit Card/Checkbook

* Expensive Jewelry

* Change of Clothing

* Family Documents/Photos

* Birth Certificates

* Insurance Policies

* Stock Certificates

* Flashlight

* Medicine/Prescription Drugs

* Infant Formula/Foods

*Special Dietary Foods

* Diapers

Do NOT bring to a public shelter:

* Alcoholic Beverages

* Extra Food

* Guns or Other Weapons