Hasbrouck Heights is creating an Emergency Management Council made up of town individuals, department heads, emergency management personnnel and borough officials.
Mayor Rose Heck will chair the council along with Police Chief Michael Colaneri who is the borough's Emergency Management Coordinator.
Other members of the committee to be appointed during the Tuesday night council meeting include Fire Chief Richard Giarratana, Arthur Jackson, the fire official, Dr. Mark Porto, superintendent of schools, to name a few, as per the preliminary meeting agenda.
During the past two months following Superstorm Sandy borough and emergency management officials have spoken openly about working to improve the lines of communication to better any future emergency situation which could arise.
Mayor Heck stated during the New Year's Day reorganization meeting she is also seeking volunteers to be part of the Office of Emergency Management helping to communicate with residents during emergencies. Those interested in taking part can contact her or meet with her during her Saturday morning hours at the public library from 10 a.m. to noon.