Office of Emergency Management

Timothy Joo
Emergency Management Coordinator
Phone: 609-641-2832 ext 134
Fax: 609-646-9539

OEM News/Announcements

Do you know about Nixle? Residents can opt into the City's NIXLE notification system by texting their zip code to 888777. Nixle mobile users will receive notifications and emergency information via text messages sent to their cell phones.

This notification system will be utilized by Northfield's Office of Emergency Management whenever possible to communicate important events and or emergencies in our City and or region.

What is Nixle? Nixle is a Community Information Service dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you, depending on your physical location. You stay connected to your local police department, your childrenís schools, your local community agencies and organizations, and the important information from other locations throughout the country that are relevant to you. Our service is built on the most secure, reliable, and high-speed distribution platform, ensuring that you receive trusted and immediate, geographically relevant information. Information is immediately available over your cell phone by text message, by email, and over the web. Your account can be customized so you receive the information that matters most to you. Whether it is where you live, work, or have friends or family throughout the country, the information is immediately available to you over your mobile phone, email and computer.

What messages would I receive through Nixle? Only authenticated agencies and community organizations can securely publish information. There are four types of messages; Alerts (many would refer to this as an emergency type alert), Advisories (less urgent need-to-know information), Community Information (day-to-day neighborhood to community-level information), Traffic (very localized traffic information).

Do I have to register to use Nixle? Anyone can view information by going to without registering. However, to customize the information you receive and the locations you receive it from, in addition to receiving information by text message and/or email you must set up an account. Once registered you can personalize your locations and your preferences, making the service fit your needs.

How does registration work? We ask for routine information in the registration process. First set-up a user name and password. Then enter your address or closest cross-street. Then choose where you want to receive your information, whether by text over your mobile device or e-mail. Add as many locations as you would like at no additional cost. Itís that simple!

Do I have to give my mobile phone number? No. However, the strength of the Nixle system is the delivery of real-time messages when youíre on the go. The best way to stay up-to-date with important information that could affect you and your family is to receive notifications by e-mail and mobile device.

Residents can use the link below for more information about the Nixle system.

The Northfield Office of Emergency Management is looking for interested individuals to assist in preparing the City of Northfield to become disaster resilient and storm ready. Please contact Tim Joo, Emergency Management Coordinator, at 609-517-8879, for more information.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently released its Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). The FIRMs illustrate the extent of flood hazards in individual communities and are used to determine who must buy flood insurance.

Margate Bridge & Causeway Closure
Beginning at 6am on Monday, November 16th through 4pm November 20th, the Margate Bridge and Causeway from Gifford Marine to the Toll Plaza will be closed to all traffic for bridge repair.

Atlantic City Electric Urges Customers to Prepare for Potential Outages; use the link provided for full details of their press release.

Disaster News
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents Affected by Severe Winter Snow Storm in Atlantic County. Please see flyer for more information.

The State of NJ Office of Emergency Management has provided helpful information that all residents need to know in order to be prepared for emergencies. Use the link provided for details.

Movie Night at Birch Grove Park
Please join members of the Northfield Police Department as they show "Goosebumps" at Birch Grove Park for Movie Night. See flyer for more information.

Mayor's Holiday Lighting Contesst
Register your home or a neighbor's home for the 1st Annual Mayor's Holiday Lighting Contest. Nominations due by December 8th at 4pm. Please see entry form for more information.

NJ American Water - Work On Shore Road
NJ American Water will be temporarily interrupting water service on February 9th between the hours of 9pm and 4am February 10th on Shore Road from Tilton Road to Fifield Avenue. In the event of rain, this work will take place on Monday, February 13th.

Municipal Court Office Closed
The Municipal Court Office will be closed on Friday, February 10th and will reopen on Monday, February 13th at 9am.

Press Release - Distracted Driving
Please see the attached Press Release from the City of Northfield Police Department in regards to Distracted Driving.
Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.

Atlantic City Electric has provided the following Press Release in anticipation of Winter Storm Stella.


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