AWARENESS AND PREPAREDNESS WEEK SCHEDULED FOR 4/8 – 4/12, 2019

North Wildwood – The City of North Wildwood announces that the week of April 8th through April 12th is designated “Awareness/Preparedness Week”. During that week, various municipal departments will test their preparedness for storm and other emergencies, as well as put out preparedness information for the public on their websites and social media accounts.    Throughout the course of Awareness/Preparedness week, departments will review their storm and emergency policies, inventory shelter capabilities, and test the operations of their assigned storm vehicles. Exercises and topics of discussion will also include: the operation of buildings generators, interoperability testing of radios, the Code Red Emergency Communication System, posting emergency messages on 1640AM, and a review of the NJ Register Ready special needs list. Furthermore, by mid-week all the departments will take part in a table top exercise on preparedness that will take place at North Wildwood Recreation Center.

Testing of the Tornado siren will take place on Tuesday, April 9th, 11:00AM and a testing of the Evacuation Siren will take place on Wednesday, April 10th, 11:00AM.  City-wide Code Red Messages will also be sent prior to the sounding of the sirens to test the system. The public need not be alarmed, as these are only exercises to test out the system and make sure everything is working properly.

Mayor, Emergency Management Coordinator, and Public Safety Director, Patrick Rosenello stated, “Living on a barrier island, natural disasters are always real threats, with the most common being coastal storms. This annual Awareness/Preparedness week will not only assist our City departments’ storm preparedness prior to the summer season, but we also hope that residents take time during this week to review their own personal preparedness plans.”   

As we get closer to the events, additional information including a schedule will be posted on the City website: http://www.northwildwood.com, the emergency management website: http://ready.northwildwood.com, and the individual department social media accounts.