Emergency Response

Gloucester Department PatchThe Gloucester County Office of Emergency Response is comprised of The Fire Marshal's Office, Emergency Management, County EMS, Fire, EMS and Police Communications, Hazardous Materials Response Team (CBRNE), County Radio Repair and the Office of 9-1-1.  

Gloucester County Emergency Response is the first in the State of New Jersey to be a countywide emergency response center (Dispatching all emergency services for all municipalities).

Originally named the Gloucester County Communications Center, we began operations, dispatching 12 Fire Departments and 8 Ambulance squads.  Today we dispatch all 41 Fire Departments, 8 Ambulance Squads, and 4 Paramedic units.  Gloucester County is the first in the State of New Jersey to do Regional Countywide Emergency Medical Services. 

Our Police Communications Center began operations on January 5, 2000 dispatching for (8) municipalities, and the GC Sheriffs Dept. Today we dispatch for all 24 municipalities along with Prosecutors Office, SWAT & ERT Teams.


Gloucester County Emergency Response Center
1200 North Delsea Drive
Clayton, NJ 08312
(856) 307-7100
(856) 863-5839 (Fax)
email: tbutts@co.gloucester.nj.us 

The mission of the Department of Emergency Response is centered on the advancement of the quality of life for the people of Gloucester County.   In this regard, the department:

  • Protects and enhances the safety and interests of every citizen of Gloucester County through an integrated system of public safety services and represents the interests of the county and its agencies in all public safety matters

Freeholder Director - Robert M. Damminger
Freeholder Liaison - Giuseppe "Joe" Chila