BERGEN COUNTY This introduction covers the County level, separate from but provides support to the local agencies. Below are tabs for the approximately 200 separate local Police/Fire/OEM frequencies are used within the county: Population 900,000+, consists of 70 municipalities with 69 municipal fire departments (4 are full time paid), 68 local Police Departments, 3 County Law Enforcement Agencies Interstate Park Police, Teterboro airport.
For major events, evacuations, riots, strikes there is now in place a procedure for calling up additional Law Enforcement resources - RDF - Rapid Deployment Force - at one time the County Police would be mobilized to free up local officers, but now under the direction of the County Prosecutor, the County Police, Sheriff and the local Police Chiefs Association have form three companies ALFA, BROVO, CHARLIE; pulled from available local/County officers to respond to major emergencies- radios/communications and any specialized equipment needed are supplied by the County Police who maintain a cache of gear and equipment.
County Police 911 Communications/ OEM office in Mahwah (at the Police & Fire academy compound) maintain dispatch services for the County operated EMS Units [presently 4 units], and various County agencies like County DPW/Roads, Animal Shelter, Senior/meals on Wheels bus’s, Health, Hazmat etc, and the Ridgefield & Demarest Police, fire, ambulance units. The County has back up dispatch capabilities for New Milford, River Edge, and Oradell fire departments and all towns utilizing 154.1600 911 calls not requiring initial County response is transferred to the local agencies.
In Ridgewood “Central” receives 911 calls from the surrounding northwest Bergen area and directly dispatches fire units for Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Park Ridge, Montvale, Woodcliff Lake, New Milford, River Edge, Oradell.
River Vale dispatches for Old Tappan,
The Borough of Teterboro, contracts for Police Services with Little Ferry (covers north of Route 46) and Moonachie Police Department v(south of Route 46). Fire and Ambulance coverage is covered by Hasbrouck Heights. Teterboro Airport has 2 crash trucks which can contact local fire units on county wide mutual aid154.280 & 154.205 Hasbrouck Heights Fire.
The NY/NJ Port Authority Police patrol the airport property and have been heard on the EDACS Newark Airport talk group 00-081, but maintain primary contact with the Moonachie Police on 501.7875
The Borough of Rockliegh contracts with the Borough of Northvale for Police and Ambulance services and fire dispatch. The County maintains a Health Care-Nursing home complex as well as a juvenile residential substance abuse facility, a Vocational High school and middle school programs and programs for handicap adults and have County Police and security stationed within the complex.
All Fire Departments have 154.2800 as Channel 13 in their vhf radios along with 154.2650, 154.2950which are the county mutual aid fire ground channels. Local Mutual Aid coordinators have been provided County Police radios with OEM channel 11/12 477.2875 as well as New Jersey UTAC freq’s
Those Towns on UHF frequencies have the State UTAC freq's as well as County PoliceUHF Mutual Aid (477.2875) which is also used by the New Jersey Dept Of Transportation - DOT. County Police also maintain a talk group (58000) with DOT on the State Trunk system.
Paramedic Units are Hospital based and are dispatched on 155.1750, by MICOM then switches over and contact the towns on the police frequency. Several Hospitals maintain their own BLS units to respond to towns if needed.
Below is an index of all the towns in PDF fromat which makes it easier for printing. It also ,
|Mid-Bergen||Northwest Bergen (NORCON)||Pascack Valley (PASCOM)|
|South Bergen||Tri-boro (North)||Tri-boro (South)|
|Elmwood Park||Emerson||Englewood||Englewood Cliffs|
|Fair Lawn||Fairview||Fort Lee||Franklin Lakes|
|Garfield||Glen Rock||Hackensack||Harrington Park|
|Moonachie||New Milford||Norwood||North Arlington|
|Palisades Park||Paramus||Park Ridge|
|River Edge||River Vale||Rochelle Park||Rockleigh|
|Rutherford||Saddle Brook||Saddle River||South Hackensack|
|Teaneck||Tenafly||Teterboro*||Upper Saddle River|
*=See Hasbrouck Heights
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