Princeton Department of Emergency and Safety Services

Princeton Department of Emergency and Safety Services Princeton Emergency and Safety Services includes the Princeton Fire Department, Princeton Office of Emergency Management, Princeton Fire Marshal's Office, and Princeton Department of Housing.

Operating as usual

11/07/2020
Perren Media Group LLC

Please join us in congratulating the fine police officers of the Princeton Police Department with their well deserved promotions.

Perren Media Group is sending out a hearty congratulations to nine Princeton, NJ Police officers promoted last month. Like so many other agencies, covid-19 put the kibosh on their ceremony. We put together this video together as a memento for the family, friends, colleagues and supportive community members, to view and enjoy. Chief Christopher Morgan was sworn in along with Capt. John Bucchere, Lt. Matthew Solovay, Sgt. Daniel Federico, Sgt. James Martinez, Sgt. Christopher Craven, Cpl. Luis Navas, Cpl. Craig Humble, and Cpl. Michael Strobel. Well done and stay safe!

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
11/01/2020

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

🌧Storm Update🌧

A line of "power showers" is expected to move through our forecast area with a cold front during roughly the 5-7 PM time frame bringing a period of strong, gusty winds up to 50 mph. This is currently developing to our west over western Pennsylvania.

✔Safety Tips!
📌Secure and/or store loose items including any restaurant tents.
🔌Charge up electronic devices
🔦Report a power outage
⚠️Turn Around, Don't Drown!
🚗Check 511nj.org for travel updates

#ReadyNJ
#BeReady

State of New Jersey
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New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Princeton Department of Emergency and Safety Services
10/10/2020

Princeton Department of Emergency and Safety Services

10/09/2020
October is Fire Prevention Month and next week is designated as Fire Prevention Week. This year’s safety message is Serv...
10/03/2020

October is Fire Prevention Month and next week is designated as Fire Prevention Week. This year’s safety message is Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen. Things are a little different this year but fire safety is still very important. If you have any fire safety questions you would like answered, please contact the Princeton Department of Emergency & Safety Services and we would be glad to help you be fire safe!

Chief Sutter is a class act!!! He is someone that we worked with very well and relied on heavily.Chief your presence wil...
09/30/2020

Chief Sutter is a class act!!! He is someone that we worked with very well and relied on heavily.

Chief your presence will absolutely be missed but we wish you all the happiness in the world with your retirement!

It is not every day that a chief of police retires from their post as the commander of their department. And it is certainly not often that a respected leader such as Chief Nicholas Sutter steps down, leaving an admirable legacy. However, after 25 years of commendable service to the people of Princeton and surrounding communities, Chief Sutter will close this chapter of his career. Chief Sutter, a 1993 Economics and Finance graduate of Kean University, entered the Somerset County Police Academy in 1994. He began his career with the Princeton Borough Police Department in 1995. Chief Sutter has served in every bureau of the police department and has risen the ranks along the way. He has supervised each division as a Lieutenant and then as Captain. Chief Sutter then led this department through the consolidation of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township in a time when such a task was not easy. When asked, Chief Sutter will humbly credit his officers and staff with his successes. He has always valued his staff and saw furthering their education and training as important. Chief Sutter placed value on remaining as progressive and technologically advanced as possible. He is a role model in his own professional development, earning his Master’s Degree, professional certifications from the FBI National Academy, and completing over 120 diverse training courses all during his career. Over the years, Chief Sutter has proven himself as a skilled investigator, instructor in various fields, a devoted advocate for victims, and a civic leader. Throughout his tenure, Chief Sutter has received letters of recognition from President Bill Clinton and the United States Secret Service. He has also received a United States Congressional Letter of Recognition. Even though he may shrug off his achievements, we congratulate Chief Sutter on his extraordinary career. Thank you Chief and best of luck on the other side.

Princeton, NJ Government
09/23/2020

Princeton, NJ Government

Halloween is still over a month away but many folks have been wondering about how to deal with it safely. The CDC has come out with some guidance and suggestions to help. Check it out and start planning a safe Halloween for 2020.

Oh, and the second full moon, or blue moon, will be visible on October 31. It's the first instance of a blue moon in the Americas since March 2018. Hmmmm...
Click the link below for the CDC info.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween

09/18/2020
Durham Fire Department

A very nicely done fire extinguisher video by the Durham Fire Department. Watch and learn if you have never used a fire extinguisher.

Did you know that, portable fire extinguishers were effective in extinguishing fires 95% of the time. Maybe it is time you learn how to use a fire extinguisher.

09/16/2020
88 Year Old Man in House Fire on His Birthday.

88 Year Old Man in House Fire on His Birthday.

Lawrence Peters, with severe dementia, sat staring as the fire grew. Fortunately, a family member has left their purse and had come back to get it when they ...

Nineteen years have gone by but we will never forget the civilians lost and the responders who made the ultimate sacrifi...
09/11/2020

Nineteen years have gone by but we will never forget the civilians lost and the responders who made the ultimate sacrifice so others may live.

The SLEG Program provides financial support for small rental property owners (and, indirectly, to renters) who are strug...
08/20/2020

The SLEG Program provides financial support for small rental property owners (and, indirectly, to renters) who are struggling due to the COVID-19 emergency in the State of New Jersey. The Program will reimburse small landlords for rent payments that were missed or reduced in April, May, June, and/or July 2020. Only properties with low-to-moderate rent levels are eligible (see Eligibility Criteria below for more information). 
Please note: grantees must pass the benefit on to their tenants by forgiving outstanding back rent and late fees for COVID-impacted units for the April-July 2020 period.
The application portal will open on Wednesday, August 19 at 9 AM and remain open until Wednesday, August 26 at 1 PM. Once the application portal is closed, applications will be reviewed and awarded in a computer-randomized order to give each application an equal chance of being funded. Applications will be evaluated for eligibility and completeness.

Link: https://njhousing.gov/rentals/sleg/

Annotated applications are also available in Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Gujarati, Tagalog and Arabic.

Want to talk to a SLEG Program Representative?
Call SLEG Hotline Toll-Free at 866-280-9756

We are in this together and dedicated to providing a source of stability in these uncertain times. Together, we will pull through this and emerge stronger.

Thank you for ALL you do, and please stay Safe, stay Strong, and stay Healthy!!!

Our department would like to welcome Michael Yeh as our new Director!We all look forward to working with Mike as he brin...
08/11/2020
Municipality of Princeton hires new emergency management director · Planet Princeton

Our department would like to welcome Michael Yeh as our new Director!
We all look forward to working with Mike as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the town.

https://planetprinceton.com/2020/08/11/municipality-of-princeton-hires-new-emergency-management-director/

Michael Yeh has been named to serve as the new director of emergency and safety services for the town of Princeton. The director of … Read More

With Hurricane Isaias past and power back on, we would like to remind everyone who was without power for a while to repl...
08/10/2020

With Hurricane Isaias past and power back on, we would like to remind everyone who was without power for a while to replace the batteries in your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors (for the non-10 year sealed units). Doing so will help to eliminate low-battery beeps that wake you up in the middle of the night!

Remember to change your batteries when you change your clocks, even after an unscheduled battery change.

We also encourage everyone to test their Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors monthly BUT make sure your alarm monitoring company won't call the fire department if your push the test button.

Governor Phil Murphy
08/04/2020

Governor Phil Murphy

UPDATE: I am declaring a STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY for Hurricane Isaias effective at 5:00 AM on Tuesday, August 4, 2020:
☑️Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary
☑️If you MUST drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination



☑️All State offices will be CLOSED tomorrow
☑️Non-essential @NJGov personnel should NOT report to work for their normal shift
☑️Essential employees should report on schedule


☑️Visit 511nj.org for traffic updates and ready.nj.gov for additional info
☑️There is no travel ban at this time

☑️Take down ALL temporary structures, including outdoor dining tents and umbrellas
☑️Secure loose furniture and other objects
☑️Charge your devices
☑️Stay updated: New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities


The State Emergency Operations Center will be open throughout the storm. Check back for more updates and stay tuned to your local weather to plan ahead.

For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey, stay updated at @NWS_MountHolly or by visiting http://www.weather.gov/phi/. For those living in Northern New Jersey, check for updates at @NWSNewYorkNY or by visiting http://www.weather.gov/okx/

08/04/2020
www.weather.gov

Princeton OEM continues to monitor Tropical Storm Isaias which is approaching rapidly from the south. The entire state of NJ is under Tropical Storm Warning, Tornado Warning, and Flash Flood Warning. The storm should be moving into the area this morning, however, it is traveling quickly and will exit the area by this evening. The forecast calls for the possibility of 4-6” of rain and moderate winds in the 35-45 mph category. Governor Murphy has declared a State of Emergency for this storm.

Please see the link below for the latest briefing from the NWS.
https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf

For non-emergency questions:

Princeton OEM 609-497-7632
or
Princeton Police Department 609-921-2100

In the event of an emergency, call 911

Be safe everyone.

US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly
08/04/2020

US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly

**UPDATE: The Watches have been converted to Warnings and expanded farther inland.**

Good morning. Please see our updated briefing on #Isaias, which will begin affecting our region tonight (you may need to refresh the page for the latest one). During the day Tuesday, we are increasingly confident in heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding and tropical storm force winds in areas where Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued.https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf

Please see the FEMA post below for an update on TS Isaias.
08/03/2020

Please see the FEMA post below for an update on TS Isaias.

Here are the Key Messages regarding Tropical Storm Isaias, issued by NHC at 5 a.m. EDT Monday - www.hurricanes.gov

Be ready: The impending storm could cause power outages due to downed trees and wires. Sign up for PSE&G alerts ahead of...
08/01/2020

Be ready: The impending storm could cause power outages due to downed trees and wires. Sign up for PSE&G alerts ahead of time so that it’s easier for you to report and monitor an outage: nj.myaccount.pseg.com/myalerts.

The Cooling Center is open!
07/27/2020

The Cooling Center is open!

With the heat still continuing today remember to take precautions!
07/21/2020

With the heat still continuing today remember to take precautions!

07/20/2020

The Princeton cooling center is open! It is located in the municipal building community room at 400 Witherspoon Street.

Photos from Princeton Department of Emergency and Safety Services's post
07/19/2020

Photos from Princeton Department of Emergency and Safety Services's post

07/18/2020
Be ready and be safe during extreme heat!  Here’s how to stay cool: -Drink lots of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty...
07/17/2020

Be ready and be safe during extreme heat!
Here’s how to stay cool:
-Drink lots of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty
-Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
-Stay indoors in a well-ventilated or air-conditioned space
-If you must go outside, avoid exercise or strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day
-NEVER leave a child, adult, or animal unattended in a car on a warm day

If you or someone you know may need assistance during a weather emergency, check out the Princeton Prepares program and register to receive emergency alerts https://www.princetonnj.gov/resources/princeton-prepares

Be ready: Dangerously high temperatures are predicted for Princeton. Keep your cool by preparing your home for the heat:...
07/17/2020

Be ready: Dangerously high temperatures are predicted for Princeton. Keep your cool by preparing your home for the heat:

-Shield windows from direct sunlight with awnings, louvres, light-colored shades or curtains. Make-shift window deflectors can be made by wrapping cardboard with aluminum foil.
-Check your AC filters (some central AC filters should be changed every 30 days in the height of summer).
-Block gaps around windows and doors with weather stripping, and insulate around portable AC units to keep the hot air out and the cool air inside.
-Stock up on water, food, medications, and other essentials to avoid having to travel during the heatwave.
-Add insulation to your home and use your attic fan.
-Store cold packs in the fridge or freezer in case you need them during the heatwave.
-Mulch your garden and shrubs to help their root systems retain moisture.

To learn more about what you can do to prepare for a heatwave, visit https://www.ready.gov/heat.

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
07/10/2020

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

Here are the Key Messages from NHC regarding Tropical Storm Fay, issued on Friday at 11 a.m. EDT - www.hurricanes.gov

07/06/2020
Firefighters Worldwide

When you see our Fire Inspectors out, these are just a few of the life safety items they are looking for.

https://www.facebook.com/firefightersworldwide/videos/3038776329552350/?d=null&vh=e

In partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, we're looking for great stories about how fire codes have saved lives in your community, how incidents helped drive new codes and more. Head to https://firedept.link/firecodestories to tell yours and watch the trailer for our new series coming in 2021 SafetyINSight Please send to anyone in your department who deals with fire & life safety, codes and more.

The Fire Marshal car at the World Trade Center Tribute in Light.
07/01/2020

The Fire Marshal car at the World Trade Center Tribute in Light.

A quick reminder for all regarding fireworks safety. Please remember that only novelty fireworks are legal in New Jersey...
06/30/2020

A quick reminder for all regarding fireworks safety. Please remember that only novelty fireworks are legal in New Jersey. Always be safe!

06/26/2020
Storyline - Fireworks Safety

A fire safety message from the Princeton Department of Emergency and Safety Services courtesy of Princeton Community TV 30.

June 26. 2020

06/19/2020
Vision 20/20

Good information about fire escape planning for your home courtesy of Vision 20/20.

Planning and practice make all the difference. Download and share FREE social media-ready videos from the V2020 CRR Materials Generator to prepare your community for emergencies. #v2020crr https://bit.ly/v2020firesafety

06/16/2020
Princeton, NJ Government

Princeton, NJ Government

Princeton has passed a new ordinance designed to help local merchants do business as the state allows non essential business and outdoor dining to begin. It all goes into effect as of Monday, June 15th.

The new ordinance establishes a COVID-19 Compliance Committee. They will identify and report issues to the council members and recommend solutions. The committee will include the municipal administrator, police chief, municipal engineer, zoning officer, health officer, fire official and the municipal planner.

Sidewalk cafe style dining is expected to be prominent in the Central Business District and Princeton Shopping Center, The ordinance allows a sidewalk cafe to be extended onto areas of the sidewalk located next to its own building, with written permission from the adjoining property’s owner.

The ordinance is designed to be flexible to address the fluid nature of changing state mandates, and other unanticipated issues that pop up as a result of adapting to this new way of life.

The Princeton Council may grant exceptions for a business to expand, provided it is temporary and does not increase the number of tables and chairs. Additionally, the expansion must be necessary to comply with social distancing requirements.

The council has the additional flexibility built into the ordinance to close all or parts of sidewalks, suspend or alter parking regulations, and to block off parking spaces and loading areas to facilitate curbside pickup.
The ordinance is in effect for 120 days, and can be extended if the need arises.

05/21/2020
FEMA Up in Smoke - Escape Plan

With everyone home now more then ever because of the COVID-19 health emergency, consider making and practicing a family fire escape plan. If you need assistance in developing a fire safety plan for your home, contact the Princeton Department of Emergency and Safety Services for assistance.

Public Service Announcement to stress the importance of having a family escape plan in case of a fire in your home.

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