118 Serpentine Road Demarest New Jersey 07627
201-768-1540 Fax: 201-768-8755
The Demarest Office of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating responses to natural disasters, technological emergencies and severe weather emergencies in the Borough of Demarest. Demarest O.E.M. works closely with the Mayor, counsel, and other Borough Officials, along with the Demarest Police Department, Demarest Department of Public Works, Demarest Fire Department, Bergen County Office of Emergency Management, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and F.E.M.A to ensure a rapid, well-coordinated response to emergencies. During times of severe emergencies or disasters the office activates the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
The members of the Demarest Emergency Services waste no time answering an alarm for assistance. Everything they do is calculated and rehearsed to save every possible second. The trouble is they can’t always find your house in a hurry. Why? Because the house numbers can’t be seen or cannot be read instantly from the street. Failing to provide clear marking of your address may be inviting disaster in the event of an emergency where precious seconds may mean the difference.
Reasons House Numbers Cannot Be Read
They are too small.
They are painted over.
Some digits are missing.
Covered or partially covered by planting.
Written out of fancy script.
Attached to garage door (therefore, only visible if the door is closed).
Not adequately lit at night.
There are no numbers at all.
Suggested Methods of Addressing
Put numbers that are least four inches tall at the front entrance (or a location easily visible from the street) that contrasts with the background– for example, light numbers on dark or dark numbers on light.
For driveway off main roads, place your address numbers on a post at entrance of the driveway.
Below is the information of the Demarest Office of Emergency Management
Chief Christopher Bianchi
Police Officer Michael Bartelucci
Police Officer Michael Krynicky