Emergency Services

Raritan Township Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Management Coordinator 8621
Frank Deputy 9-1-1 Coordinator
1 Municipal Drive
Flemington, New Jersey 08822

 

BEFORE THE STORM:

Secure or bring in items that could be tossed around in the high winds

Follow recommendations from FEMA and other sites on having supplies and medicines on hand for the next 72 hours at a minimum.

Evacuate if you feel you are in a area of concern, including previously flooded areas.  First attempt to stay with friends and family prior to seeking a shelter as staying with others is more comfortable then shelter set ups.

DURING THE STORM:

Stay off the roads and in a secure area.

Monitor conditions frequently and take action when needed.

If power goes out notify JCP&L directly. 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)

Jersey Central Power and Light:

Please treat all downed lines as live and dangerous.

If you have a downed power line or another hazardous situation,

call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) immediately.

***Reserve 9-1-1 for EMERGENCIES ONLY.***

Obey Road Closure Signs.  Do not cross.

 

AFTER THE STORM:

Use caution when going outside after the storm.  Watch for broken tree limbs and other debris.  Treat every line as if it were live.  Limit travel so that Emergency Crews have better access to repair and respond to damage and emergency calls.

When your power is out, you may be introducing potential hazards to your home. Please review the following tips and take extra precautions to make sure that everyone stays safe.

Candle Caution

  • Use flashlights whenever possible. If you must use candles, take extreme care.
  • Candles should be placed in secure candleholders, protected by a glass chimney.
  • Keep candles away from any combustible materials.
  • Place candles out of reach of children or pets.
  • Extinguish all candles when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Avoid using candles in bedrooms and never leave candles unattended.

Matches and Lighters

  • Keep all matches and lighters out of sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cabinet.

Shut Your Stove Off

  • Make sure that all stove elements and ovens are OFF and that nothing has been left on top of the stove.

Electrical Generators

  • Portable generators should be carefully placed outside to ensure that fumes do not enter the home. Install a battery powered CO detector in your home.
  • Generators and hot exhaust gases should be kept away from combustibles.
  • Store fuel for the generator outside the home. Keep the fuel in an approved container a safe distance away from your home and generator.
  • Refuel the generator only after shutting it down and letting it cool. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding use.

Smoke Alarms

  • Smoke alarms electrically connected to your home's AC power supply will not work when the power is out unless they have battery back-ups. Find out what type of alarms you have in your home and ensure you are protected by battery operated smoke alarms in the event of a power failure. Test all smoke alarms now.

Plan Your Escape

  • Ensure everyone in the home knows what to do in case of fire. Who is going to look after the children or older adults? Where do you want everyone to meet outside the home? Call the fire department from a neighbors’ home. Everyone should have at least one phone (not cordless) that works during a power failure.

Jersey Central Power and Light

Please treat all downed lines as live and dangerous.

If you have a downed power line or another hazardous situation,

call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) immediately.

 

RARITAN TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Raritan Township Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency in Raritan Township.The department currently employs 34 sworn officers who are well-trained, well-educated, and highly motivated.The Raritan Township Police Department is committed to keeping our community a safe place to live, work, and visit.

RARITAN TOWNSHIP FIRE COMPANY

The Raritan Township Fire Company is the primary fire and hazardous material response agency in the Township providing a full range of fire protection and special hazard services in order to protect life, the environment and property. The department maintains a wide variety of equipment in three strategically located stations resulting in a ten minute response time capability to any location within the 38.6 square miles of the Township.

FLEMINGTON-RARITAN FIRST AID & RESCUE SQUAD

The Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad provides rapid response first aid and rescue services to the area 24 hours per day. Squad members are trained and certified in medical emergencies ranging from cardiac and respiratory failure to motor vehicle, industrial and construction accidents including HAZMAT, confined space and trench rescues. The squad maintains a modern fleet of ambulances and rescue trucks fully equipped with supplies and equipment such as defibrillator and jaws-of-life.



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