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Morris County 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony

Morris County’s 2017 Memorial Day ceremony, sponsored by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was held on Wednesday, May 24, at noon, on the front lawn of the Morris County Courthouse on Washington Street in Morristown.

In this video, Hjalmer Johansson, World War 2 POW, finishes up his remarks. Watch the entire ceremony on YouTube.

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On behalf of all of us at the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, as well as our MCOEM/EMS team, we thank all of the EMS responders across Morris County for their public service – 24/7, rain or shine, you all respond to help others. As we take the time to recognize EMS week, we want to express our heartfelt thanks for the remarkable job that our EMS responders do helping others. #EMSstrong ... See MoreSee Less

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On Saturday, May 20, 2017 The Morris County Office of Emergency Management hosted the first Trauma First Response (TFR) training for Morris County school staff. We were fortunate to have representatives from the Morris County School of Technology, Randolph High School (Randolph Schools), Hillcrest School (Morris School District), and Flocktown-Kossmann Elementary School (Long Valley). TFR is an 8-hour course designed to introduce concepts that allow non-EMS practitioners to render aid while awaiting the arrival of first responders. The attendees participated in both classroom and practical scenarios which allowed them to apply the concepts they learned throughout the day long training program. Thank you to our partners at Techline Trauma and all those who attended this great program which is designed to save lives! ... See MoreSee Less

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The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for northern New Jersey. The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the coastal system that is starting to develop. Rain is expected to move in early tomorrow morning, and increase coverage and intensity throughout the morning. Steady rain is expected to fall throughout much of the day. The forecast data suggests rainfall in the amounts of 1.0-1.5” with the majority falling during the day on Saturday. Winds will be from the east/northeast at about 8-16mph with gusts up to 20-30mph.

Have a great weekend. Stay safe & dry!
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In recognition of National Nurses Week (May 6th – May 12th) the Morris County Office of Emergency Management would like to extend a special thanks to all of the nurses across Morris County, as they continue to provide the highest level of quality care to their patients. These nurses deserve special recognition for their efforts in delivering compassionate, exemplary care while embodying the principles of ethical practice in their profession. We thank each of you for your dedicated service and heroic efforts each and every day. Please join MCOEM in celebrating the nurses who make sacrifices in their personal lives every day to dedicate their time to helping our loved ones! ... See MoreSee Less

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.The Morris County Office of Emergency Management participated in the Gotham Shield Exercise for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) which is currently on-going at the MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, NJ. The Gotham Shield is a FEMA functional exercise involving federal, state, county and local jurisdictions including New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The exercise that we are participating in today involved an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) detonation which occurred in the NJ/NY metropolitan area. The purpose of the exercise was to evaluate the entire response effort for an IND attack. Our challenge today, involved arriving at MetLife Stadium where thousands of people were assembled and in need of care. Our mission was to assess, treat, and evacuate casualties to hospitals and facilities away from the impact site. The training exercise did not involve any “real” patients. However, we were challenged to exercise our plans, procedures, and equipment to simulate our actions throughout the expanded scenario.

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management along with our partners from the Morris County Park Police Department, responded to the MetLife stadium complex with our Mobile Ambulance Bus (MAB) which is capable of treating/transporting large numbers of injured individuals or serving as part of a larger triage system to assess patients prior to being prioritized for transportation by other EMS assets to an appropriate medical facility. Today’s large scale exercise focused on multiple emergency response agencies coming together from multiple states for the purpose of drilling logistics and equipment resources, while working with each other within the framework of a large scale mass casualty event. In Morris County, we plan for the worst and hope for the best. We pride ourselves on our capability to respond to the worst case scenario, and today’s exercise provided a framework for dealing with the type of event we hope we never experience.
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