OEM Chief Thanks Emergency Services, Residents

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To The Editor:

The Wyckoff Office of Emergency Management would like to give thanks to all of our Emergency Service workers, The Township Committee, Township Employees and the many volunteers who so generously gave their time, energy and spirit for approximately two weeks to effectively carry out our mission to the residents of providing safety as well as relief to the victims of The Hurricane Sandy disaster. We have all trained on helping people prevent, prepare for, and respond to all types of emergencies but this one put all of us to the test.

Hundreds of volunteers and members of our community have given their energy, talent and generosity over the past few weeks to help those in need. As a result, The Wyckoff Office of Emergency Management was able to provide disaster relief to hundreds of families, victims of power outages, those who suffered tree damage and those with severe home destruction.

These vital services would not have been possible without the valuable contributions of all of our Emergency Services and volunteers. Together, everyone is the heart and soul of the Wyckoff Office of Emergency Management. You all turn Wyckoff’s caring and concern for the victims of Hurricane Sandy into immediate action. A special thank you to Christian Health Care Center and Powerhouse Christian Church for opening your doors as a designated shelter providing comfort, heat and hot meals for this entire disaster.

Whether the disaster was a single residential home or a large-scale neighborhood event, we thank our volunteers who stood ready and provided vital relief services to our community. It is your continuous commitment to providing warmth and support to other members of our community for which we at the Wyckoff Office of Emergency Management are so thankful. 

Have a safe and happy holiday season, and know that all of you in your own way throughout this disaster have truly made a positive difference in Wyckoff this year.

Lieutenant David V. Murphy
Wyckoff Office of Emergency Management Coordinator

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Gabriel Francis November 15, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Great work, Lieutenant.
Bill Wulff November 16, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Great work OEM and Wyckoff Patch for keeping us all up to date on things and becoming a communications liason with the utility companies and their contractors!!
John A. Unglert November 16, 2012 at 03:27 PM
You did and OUTSTANDING job Lt. Murphy !!! My thanks to you and all your team on behalf of myself and my neighbors. And it was an honor to meet you !


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