City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 11-21-2001 by Ord. No. MC-3707. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Community Public Safety Council — See Ch. 30.

Department of Fire — See Ch. 55.

Alarm systems — See Ch. 124.

Emergencies — See Ch. 222.

Fire Prevention and protection — See Ch. 240.

Health — See Ch. 285.

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§ 42-2

§ 42-3
Membership; appointment. 

§ 42-4
Committee Chairperson. 

§ 42-5
Terms of members; vacancies. 

§ 42-6
Duties of Committee. 

§ 42-7
Meetings; report to governing body. 

§ 42-8

§ 42-9
Advisory capacity. 

There is hereby established a Camden City Committee for Emergency Preparedness and Public Health, hereinafter referred to as "Committee."

To the extent possible, the Committee shall be composed of local physicians, nurses, medical office staff, police officers, firefighters, middle school students, high school students, college students, medical students, local organizations, and community members.

The Committee shall consist of 20 members who shall be appointed to the Committee by the Committee Chairperson. The minimum age for a Committee member shall be 12 years old.

The Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by a majority vote of the governing body.


The term of the Committee Chairperson shall be for five years.


The terms of the members shall be for one year


The provisions for vacancies shall be determined as outlined in the bylaws as adopted by the Committee.

The Committee shall have the following duties:


Examine incidents involving public safety after they occur in order to improve the emergency preparedness system within the City;


Plan educational outreach;


Collect public health statistics;


Coordinate public and private efforts toward improving emergency preparedness and public health within the City;


Provide ongoing information to the public regarding data collected.

The Committee shall meet periodically and in conformity with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-1 et seq., and shall report to the governing body at least three times per year.

A quorum shall consist of two-thirds of the membership.

There is no provision made for the hiring or employment of officers and employees. This body shall function in an advisory capacity, making recommendations as to legislation and policy for emergency preparedness and public health issues.