About us:

My name is Mark McGrath and I founded Maverick Emergency Management after retiring from a very rewarding career in Law Enforcement and Emergency Management.  I started my career with the Passaic County Park Police when I was 21 years old and three years later I realized my dream when I was hired by the Wayne, New Jersey Police Department, the town I grew up in.  At the time of my retirement I held the rank of Captain and I was the Commander of the Operations Division and the OEM Coordinator for Wayne Township.  A fair amount of my time as OEM Coordinator was spent creating and reviewing emergency plans and helping nursing homes, businesses, child day cares, religious facilities, shopping malls and other organizations in Wayne Township with their emergency preparedness.  I found it very rewarding  working with all the different organizations and I realized there was a real need to have an experienced Emergency Manager help guide and manage a facility's Emergency Preparedness Program.   

I've been a volunteer firefighter for over 38 years where I obtained the rank of Chief and served one term as the Wayne Township Fire Commissioner.  I still live in Wayne Township with my wife Valerie and two sons, Scott and Henry. 

Over the years I have developed an extensive network of law enforcement, emergency management and fire service professionals and my goal is keep Maverick Emergency Management a preimere "one-stop shop" for all things involving emergency preparedeness.  


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One of the highlights of my career was receiving the "Top Cop" award in 2013 and being honored by President Obama at the Whitehouse.

Read more here: "Police Captain to be Honored at Whitehouse for Dramatic Rescue"

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"Do what you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life."

35 years in law enforcement, 26 years in emergency management, 38 years as a volunteer firefighter, 33 years on the Wayne Haz-Mat Team and 11 years on New Jersey Task Force One USAR...It has been an honor to serve on these fine organizations and to be associated with so many dedicated and amazing people.   I have thoroughly enjoyed all my years of service and feel blessed to be raising a family in the town I grew up in. 


My youngest son Henry during our visit to the Whitehouse for the Top Cop award. 


My oldest son Scott at age 5, when I was chief of Packanack Lake Fire Co. #5.  


Speaking with Township Health Officials at the scene of a major structure fire.