The Emergency Operations Center of the Office of Emergency Management is located at the Summit Fire Department. In…More case of an emergency, town officials, police, fire and representatives of the Emergency Planning Board will convene at the Office of Emergency Management to maintain command central for the crisis. The head of the Office of Emergency Management is city administrator Christopher Cotter.
The city has an emergency operations plan that it will follow in case of an emergency.
The Summit Health Department is in charge of a wide range of health-related issues, and is also home to the Office of…More Vital Statistics, which certifies marriage, birth and death certificates, and the Animal Licensing Office.
Health Department programs include:
Community health education
Participation in local health fairs
Emergency management functions for public health issues
Public health nursing services:
Infant and preschool children program (well baby clinic)
Childhood lead poisoning prevention and abatement program
School immunization audits
Adult immunization program (influenza)
Sexually transmitted diseases
Cancer screening program
Cardiovascular disease screening program
Communicable and infectious disease epidemiology
Rabies and zoonosis control
Environmental health programs and activities:
Recreational bathing, campgrounds, youth camps
Restaurant and food service inspections
Public health nuisances, wild animal issues, insect and rodent control, animal bite investigations
Radon and lead poisoning abatement
Cross connections, hospital-school-nursery school - sanitation; air, water, noise and solid waste pollution, indoor air quality issues
Dumping, property maintenance
Lack of heat complaints
Infectious and communicable disease investigations, epidemiological investigations, West Nile Virus surveillance, noxious growths, odor complaints, potable water
Tobacco Age of Sale enforcement
The Summit Health Department shares a health director with nearby Westfield. The current acting director and health officer is Megan Avallone.