Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

Office of Emergency Management

Get the latest emergency news from the Wantage Township Office of Emergency Management by following the OEM Facebook page. This page is especially helpful for weather announcements.

Emergency Alerts

The Wantage Township Office of Emergency Management is part of the Sussex County Sheriff's Office's Emergency Alert System, Smart 911, a reverse 911 system. The system communicates via text and email of emergency situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, etc. to those who enrolled in the service. To learn more/sign up visit the Smart 911 website at: https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=sussexcountysheriff

Contact Info

Emergency Management Coordinator
Joseph Konopinski
Phone: No direct phone number. Leave a message at 973-875-7192 or contact through Facebook messaging.


Committee does not have scheduled meetings.

2023 Emergency Management Committee

Position Member Term Expires
Emergency Management Coordinator Joseph Konopinski 12/31/23
Deputy Coordinator #1 Thomas Madsen 12/31/23
F.A.S., EMC member Jeff Post 12/31/23
F.A.S., EMC Alternate Stan Gardener 12/31/23
Damage Assessment Joseph Butto 12/31/23
Fire Chief, EMC member Mark Snook 12/31/23
Facilities, EMC Member Claude Wagner 12/31/23
Communications, EMC Member William Gebhard 12/31/23
DPW Supt., EMC Member Claude Wagner 12/31/23
Sanitarian, EMC Member SC BOH 12/31/23
Finance/Resource Mgt., EMC Member Ashley Wilson 12/31/23
Resource Management Charles Rokonsny 12/31/23
Mayor, EMC Member Jon Morris 12/31/23
Public Information Officer Michael Restel 12/31/23
Evacuation Leroy Little 12/31/23
Operations, EMC Member Joseph Konopinski 12/31/23
Operations, EMC Member Alex Rubin 12/31/23
Media New Jersey Herald 12/31/23


Sussex Rural Outage Resources

SREC recently updated its outage page on its website to include information on types and common causes of outages, preparedness and power outage checklists, the steps to restoring an outage, and FAQs, along with a link to the live outage map. SREC will host live updates for major outages when they occur on this webpage.

Winter Storm Checklist

Are you prepared if your power goes out? Click here for a storm preparation checklist provided by JCP&L. (pdf)