PSE&G, Teaneck First Responders Conduct Gas Emergency Response Exercise

PSE&G along with Teaneck first responders conducted a "Gas Emergency Response Exercise" on October 17th, near the Votee Park field house.


These practical drills are a very important way to familiarize our first responders with procedures should an actual crisis occur.

All Teaneck emergency responder departments participated in the mock gas emergency drill (Police, Fire, Ambulance and OEM).

The two-hour exercise allowed all local safety professionals to practice keeping the public safe in the event of a damaged underground gas line. The exercise also provided the opportunity to test our emergency incident command system and evacuation procedures.

Rest assured that the safety of all Teaneck residents is my top priority, and coordinating multiagency efforts like this one is crucial for an effective and efficient response during emergencies. The Township continues to train our emergency services personnel to be proactive when critical situations, such as gas emergencies, threaten our municipality.

This exercise allowed the Township to improve communication and coordination with PSE&G for the purpose of saving lives.

I would like to publicly commend all of our emergency personnel, and officials from PSE&G for their continued commitment to the Teaneck community. We cannot afford to be reactive in critical situations such as these; proactive planning is absolutely the best way to be prepared.

Please visit the below link for a short video of the training exercise.

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