Emergency Preparedness

Make a Plan * Have a Kit * Stay Informed

An emergency is a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.
It can be caused by naturally occurring or man-made events including weather events, floods, earthquakes,
biological or chemical terrorism, violence, or infectious disease such as avian or bird flu and pandemic influenza.

MAKE AN EMERGENCY PLAN

FEMA: tech-ready, escape route, utility shut-off, vital records, safety skills and special needs for children, seniors, disabled and pets.

Ready Together NJ: A Public Health Guide to Emergency Planning

Ready Together NJ: Spanish Version

Ready NYC My Emergency Plan booklet

MAKE AN EMERGENCY KIT

Be Prepared: 8 Week Shopping List for an Emergency Kit

FEMA: Building, Maintaining and Storing your Disaster Supply Kit

Prepare for Emergencies– Translations in Multiple Languages

Ready NYC Emergency Supply Kit & Go Bag

STAY INFORMED BY LOCATION:

PRINTABLE EMERGENCY CONTACT LISTS FOR:


Local Info:

Bernards Township: Sign-up for Emergency Notifications and Special Township News

BT Hurricane Preparedness Flyer

Bernards Township Seasonal Influenza website

Somerset County

Morris County Office of Health Management: Printable The Pocket Guide to Emergency Preparedness

State of New Jersey:

The State of New Jersey: Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS): Emergency Planning: Protecting NJ Residents

NJDHSS: Seasonal Influenza

NJDHSS: Pandemic Influenza Awareness Program

New Jersey Statewide Pandemic Influenza Plan

NJ 2-1-1: find local and state resources for all emergencies

511NJ: Free phone and web service to learn about traffic incidents, construction or weather

New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association

U.S. Federal Government:

Center for Disease Control (CDC): Emergency Preparedness and Response Index

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA): Preparedness and managing emergencies

FEMA What to do before, during and after an emergency http://www.Ready.gov

US Department of Homeland Security (USDHA): All aspects of counterterrorism and security

White House information on Homeland Security

Other:

American Red Cross: Preparation and assistance in the wake of natural and man-made disasters

American Red Cross: Greater Somerset County Chapter

Search for Red Cross Shelters

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Public Health Emergency Preparedness

San Francisco Department of Emergency Management: www.72hours.org Are You Prepared?


CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY RESOURCES BY TOPIC:

Animals

Biological and Chemical Agents

Disability

Infectious Agents

Fire and First Responder

Children and Emergencies

Post-Trauma

Terrorism

Weather

The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency serving: Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough,
Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Peapack and Gladstone Borough.