Emergency & Fire: 911
Fire Prevention: 908.359.8211
Please read the following bulletin which is a good overview of preparation steps for any emergency:
Special Needs Emergency Form
Families can now provide emergency responders, in advance, with details about their loved ones who have special needs; helpful should an emergency should arise. The person with special needs could be a child on the autism spectrum, an adult coping with emotional or behavioral distress, or an elderly parent living with dementia. We have developed a secure database with information about the special needs of a person, linked in Somerset County dispatch to the person’s physical address, using GIS technology. It provides helpful information about the type of handicap, I.D. worn by the person, and the medical providers and emergency contact of the party. When a call occurs, this information will be immediately available.
To fill out a Special Needs Emergency Information Form for your loved one, go to:
New Jersey Register Ready
Montgomery Township Health Department and Montgomery Township Office of Emergency Management encourage residents to sign up for the “New Jersey Register Ready” Registry. This registry is a safety net for residents who may find it difficult to evacuate during an emergency. Residents with special needs or caregivers on their behalf can sign up at registerready.nj.gov.
The New Jersey Special Needs Registry is free, voluntary, and strictly confidential. It is designed to help people who may have difficulty during an evacuation because of physical or cognitive limitations, language barriers or lack of transportation.
Registering will help first responders, such as police, fire and rescue squad personnel, make the best use of limited time and resources to help people with no other options for evacuation during an emergency. Residents without internet access can apply by printing out and mailing in to our Health Dept. this self-mailer form (CLICK HERE). Please mail to:
Montgomery Township Health Dept.
2261 Rt. 206
Belle Mead, NJ 08502
Attn: Register Ready
Click on following title to read the Montgomery Health Dept. Privacy Practices Policy. For confidential help with registration, call 908-359-8211, extension 2245.
There is a program called Project Lifesaver which can quickly help find lost persons with certain disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease or autism, BUT these residents must be registered ahead of time in the program. Local police assist with these searches. The program is run by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the County Office on Aging. Go to the Somerset County website at: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/aging-disability-services/project-lifesaver for more information.
How to prepare for any storm in advance – a pre-storm ebulletin.
Report a Street Light Out
PSE&G has an on-line form to report a street light or gas lamp out for PSE&G customers. Go to their website at below link and look under Outages & Leaks. (You must first create an account):