Police & Fire

Press Releases

Chatham Borough Hurricane Sandy Preparedness

The Borough of Chatham is well underway in making plans to address issues that may arise as a result of the impact anticipated from Hurricane Sandy.  During the critical stages of these type of events emergency services are often taxed in their attempt to address the many issues that often occur simultaneously such as; downed trees and power lines, road closures, flooding and power outages which affect street and traffic lights throughout the Borough.

Therefore, we want to take a moment to remind residents that they can take some steps to help prepare themselves for these types of events.  The most important thing people can do is have three days’ worth of water and food for each person in the house, batteries for flashlights, cell phones, portable radios and things like that. Be prepared to be without power.  JCP&L does their best to restore power as quickly as possible however; in high wind conditions they are limited in their operations.  Residents should remain indoors during times of high wind to avoid being injured by debris, downed power lines or falling trees.  In addition, residents using portable generators should be aware of the possible dangers so as to avoid accidents or injuries (generator related information can be found on the Chatham Borough website)..  Please abide by all road and sidewalk closures and especially pay close attention to avoid downed wires which can be difficult to see in low light situations.

The Chatham Borough website which can be found at http://chathamborough.org offers safety information, contact information and updated information directly related to Hurricane Sandy.  All emergencies should be reported to emergency service personnel through 9-1-1 and not the administrative police lines.  Reception areas will be set up at the Borough Emergency Squad building and the Borough Fire Department Commons Room where residents can come to charge cell phones, computers and the like. 

Sign Up for E-News

The Chatham Fire Department will not pump out cellars until the rain has stopped and the water in the cellar is above 5 inches deep.  However, if there are emergent circumstances such as utilities being threatened by rising water creating a flood emergency requiring the services of the Chatham Fire Department please contact 9-1-1 immediately.

The Borough will provide storm related updates to our web site and utilize the Everbridge mass notification system as necessary. 

Residents can and are encouraged to report individual power outages directly to JCP&L in the following manner:

Via the web at:  https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/outages_help/Report_Power_Outages.htm.

Or by calling: (888) 544-4877

In addition, residents can register to receive mass notifications through the Morris County Everbridge System by going to the following website to register:


This will be the system used by the Borough of Chatham to deliver mass messages to the community.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Thu, July 19, 12:00 PM

Madison YMCA, Madison

Free Childhood Nutrition Seminar at the F.M.

Fri, August 10, 6:00 PM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

Downtown Concert Series: Mama D & The Vexations

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, September 30, 8:00 AM

College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

Giving Back Health & Wellness

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend


Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Longtime Chatham Resident Passes the Torch to Current Residents

July 13, 2018

To the Editor,

I moved to Chatham from Ohio in 1961 and left just over a year or so ago. My daughters went through the school system and one of them still lives there with her son.

Clearly, we found the Library and local educational opportunities to our liking. 

When it came to giving back to the community, I chose to support the Library and served as a Board member for 15 ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.



Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Netflix's Cash Burn as Company Reports Earnings

July 16, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Cheddar.com discussing Netflix's earnings report and why the streaming service should dilute shareholders to plug its cash burn.


​​​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...