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The Middlesex County Office of Health Services has designed this Emergency Preparedness Guide to provide residents with information on how to prepare for an emergency. It is important for all community members to be informed, prepared, and ready to respond to an emergency. Emergencies can be caused by a natural, accidental, or intentional event and may occur at any time, any place, and without any warning. By developing an emergency plan ahead of time you can help protect the safety and well-being of yourself, your family, and your community.

- H. James Polos, Freeholder Chairman

 

I ask you to take time to read through the information presented in this guide. Discuss emergency preparedness with your family and stress the importance of working together, making this a family project. Sit down with your family to assess your needs in an emergency, and evaluate your present level of preparedness.

Once an emergency happens you may have very little time to prepare and respond. Having things in place is essential and will save you considerable time when time may be at a premium. Being prepared will help you respond to your family’s needs and manage the difficulties that may lie ahead.

- Lester Jones, Director Office of Health Services


Click here to download a copy of our Emergency Preparedness Guide.

 

Other Emergency Preparedness Resources:

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Ready Together New Jersey
English: http://nj.gov/health/er/documents/citizens_guide.pdf
Spanish: http://www.state.nj.us/health/er/documents/citizens_guide_sp.pdf

 

United States Department of Homeland Security
Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now
http://www.ready.gov/index.html