Emergency Preparedness

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Register Ready

"Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs, and their families, friends, caregivers and associates, an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. The information collected is confidential and will not be available to the public. The information will be held securely and only used for emergency response and planning.

Visit the Register Ready website for more information, and to sign up to be notified by local offcials when an evacuation has been ordered. For registration assistance, dial 211.

To receive alerts via Text (SMS) & E-Mail, subscribe to the NJ State Police on Nixle Connect. New Jersey residents can register to receive messages by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777 (data rates may apply.)

Emergency Preparedness Checklists and Guidance

For guidance on how to plan ahead for disasters and emergencies, go to Ready.gov.

The File of Life

The File of Life Program, available free to all Maplewood residents, allows a person to document their current medications, medical and health conditions, and persons to contact in the event of an emergency, making all of this vital in- formation quickly and easily available to first responders. Each kit includes 2 red plastic envelopes that contain your important medical information - one magnetized for your refrigerator, one wallet size. To request your kit, call (973) 762-8120.

State of NJ Disaster Mental Health Helpline: 877-294-HELP (4357)

A 24 hour helpline available to assist in times of declared disasters or incidents that significantly affect New Jersey’s communities. The Helpline has language access and 24 hour capability.

Maplewood Township Emergency Management

The Maplewood Township Emergency Management Office coordinates meetings and all necessary correspondence with The Essex County Coordinator for operations pertaining to The Office of Emergency Management.