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.

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As we celebrate Independence Day, please be safe with fireworks. The video below was made by the Princeton Department of...
07/02/2021
NJ Fireworks Safety PSA

As we celebrate Independence Day, please be safe with fireworks. The video below was made by the Princeton Department of Emergency & Safety Services and Hopewell Valley Emergency & Safety Services with help from Access Princeton and The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety.

The Mercer County Fire Prevention & Protection Association is proud to present this Public Service Announcement about Legal and Illegal Fireworks in New Jers...

NJ Fireworks Safety PSA
07/02/2021
NJ Fireworks Safety PSA

NJ Fireworks Safety PSA

The Mercer County Fire Prevention & Protection Association is proud to present this Public Service Announcement about Legal and Illegal Fireworks in New Jers...

One of our own,  Director Michael Yeh, is being deployed to help our friends in Florida.  We wish him, and the entire te...
07/01/2021

One of our own, Director Michael Yeh, is being deployed to help our friends in Florida. We wish him, and the entire team, best wishes and safe keeping. Our thoughts and prayers are also with everyone affected by this tragic event.

New Jersey Task Force 1 Deploys to Miami

New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1) has been activated as 1 of the 28 teams of the National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System and will be deploying tomorrow morning to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts resulting from the Champlain Tower Collapse.

NJ-TF1 is deploying as a Type 1 US&R Team consisting of 70 team members, in 21 technically skilled positions, and 10 ground support personnel. The team will be responding via; two crew carriers, three tractor-trailers, two box trucks, five F-450 crew trucks, two passenger vans, two K-9 units, two utility terrain vehicles, and a fleet service truck. A water rescue component of six boats with trailers and a water support trailer are also being deployed.

NJ-TF1 is deploying to a staging area in Miami, Florida. This will be the team’s eighth deployment as a FEMA US&R Team since 2016. The team has past experience in structural collapse from 9/11, Tropicana Hotel Parking Garage Collapse and the Hackensack Parking Garage Collapse among others.

NJOEM & NJ-TF1 continue to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by this deadly tragedy.

Our hearts go out to the brave first responders who are working around the clock in search of survivors. We'll see you soon.

#ReadyNJ #surfside #miami #searchandrescue

Learn more about NJ-TF1 at njtf1.org

State of New Jersey
New Jersey State Police
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

Timeline Photos
06/30/2021

Timeline Photos

New Jersey American Water is issuing a mandatory water conservation order for customers in the western and southern regions of its Raritan water system, including parts of Belle Mead, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Cranbury, Far Hills, Flemington, Gladstone, Hillsborough, Jamesburg, Kingston, Lawrence, Manville, Montgomery, Peapack, Plainsboro, Pottersville, Princeton, Raritan Borough Raritan Township, Readington, Somerville, Tewksbury, Three Bridges, West Windsor, Whitehouse, Whitehouse Station, Bedminster and Bernards Township. Customers are asked to limit their water use to essential purposes only while New Jersey American Water works to repair a 36-inch main break in Somerville, N.J. For more information, visit: http://ow.ly/x6iq50FlaVm.

Everyone please stay safe this weekend!!
06/30/2021

Everyone please stay safe this weekend!!

Everyone please stay safe this weekend!!

Photos from US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly's post
06/29/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly's post

05/26/2021

**Update** Filomena was located and is safe. Special thanks to all the agencies that helped find her.

The Princeton PD is asking for help locating a missing person, Filomena “Mena” Cifelli. She is a 57 year-old woman, 5’4” tall, and possibly wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans. Mena may be operating a dark green 2014 Ford Fusion, NJ plate K71DRS. Please contact us at 609-921-2100 with any information.

As the weather warms up please remember to keep your pets cool!
05/22/2021

As the weather warms up please remember to keep your pets cool!

As the weather warms up please remember to keep your pets cool!

We would like to recognize our friends at the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad and say thank you for your service to...
05/19/2021

We would like to recognize our friends at the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad and say thank you for your service to our community. We greatly value your partnership with us and wanted to wish you all a happy EMS week.

We would like to recognize our friends at the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad and say thank you for your service to our community. We greatly value your partnership with us and wanted to wish you all a happy EMS week.

Obituary of James Greschak | Mather-Hodge Funeral Home
05/05/2021
Obituary of James Greschak | Mather-Hodge Funeral Home

Obituary of James Greschak | Mather-Hodge Funeral Home

James Michael Greschak, 70, of West Windsor, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021. James was born in Trenton, NJ on September 24th, 1950, then moved to West Windsor with his family as a child. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1968, then received an associate....

A very close ally we will miss greatly! RIP.
05/02/2021

A very close ally we will miss greatly! RIP.

03/25/2021
Due to the recent rains, roads in and around Princeton are closed due to flooding. Pay attention to signage and if the r...
03/25/2021

Due to the recent rains, roads in and around Princeton are closed due to flooding. Pay attention to signage and if the road has water on it, Turn Around, Don't Drown.

Visit the links below for more information on preparing and mitigating flooding:

https://www.ready.gov/floods

https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-turn-around-dont-drown

Due to the recent rains, roads in and around Princeton are closed due to flooding. Pay attention to signage and if the road has water on it, Turn Around, Don't Drown.

Visit the links below for more information on preparing and mitigating flooding:

https://www.ready.gov/floods

https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-turn-around-dont-drown

John additionally served in the County Active Fire Chiefs and Tri Twp Chiefs Associations that Princeton is a part of. J...
03/20/2021

John additionally served in the County Active Fire Chiefs and Tri Twp Chiefs Associations that Princeton is a part of. John will be missed as a mentor and friend in addition to his other capacities. We share our condolences with the Newbon family.

03/17/2021
It's that time again! Please remember the new code requires that all battery operated only (not electric) smoke alarms r...
03/13/2021

It's that time again! Please remember the new code requires that all battery operated only (not electric) smoke alarms require 10 year sealed batteries. So please check to see what type of alarm yours is. It may not have a changeable battery. The 10 year sealed units will alert when the 10 years is up and the unit needs to be replaced. Everyone stay safe and as always we're here for any questions.

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.

Photos from Princeton, NJ Government's post
02/18/2021

Photos from Princeton, NJ Government's post

Department staff along with volunteers from the Princeton Fire Dept. and Princeton First Aid Squad conducted ice rescue ...
02/13/2021

Department staff along with volunteers from the Princeton Fire Dept. and Princeton First Aid Squad conducted ice rescue training today. Please consider serving your community as an operational or administrative volunteer.
*** Please stay off of the ice!***
The ice was very weak and unstable. Although it appeared the ice was safe, members were falling through the thin ice. Keep your family and our rescuers safe!

Some tips to keep in mind as the snow piles up.  Everyone stay safe!!
02/01/2021

Some tips to keep in mind as the snow piles up. Everyone stay safe!!

As the snow piles up after recent storms, please remember to keep your furnace & water heater vents, dryer vents, and gas meters clear of snow to ensure proper operation and to prevent the risk of carbon monoxide build-up in the home. Be careful not to damage meter components or vent pipes as you are shoveling. Also, make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are operating properly!

Should there be power outages during the winter storm,  here are some generator safety tips.
02/01/2021

Should there be power outages during the winter storm, here are some generator safety tips.

Should there be power outages during the winter storm, here are some generator safety tips.

02/01/2021

With winter weather upon us, we would like to remind everyone to clear a three foot radius around their hydrants. This can save precious minutes during a fire. Thank you for helping us to help you!

01/31/2021

Q&A with NJOEM!

What does a State of Emergency Mean?

NJOEM has received several inquiries from our valued followers about what a State of Emergency means. We wanted to take a moment to address the most frequently asked questions about a State of Emergency, school closures, and business closures. The following explains what a State of Emergency is with answers to your most frequently asked questions to help clarify what a State of Emergency means to you.

Q: What does a State of Emergency mean?
A: A State of Emergency means more for the police, fire and other public safety officials responding to the event than it does for the average person. New Jersey State law allows the Governor and County and Local Emergency Management Coordinators to declare a State of Emergency during significant weather events and natural disasters. The emergency declaration is a tool used by the government officials who are managing the emergency. It allows State agencies to quickly respond to needs of citizens, reassign personnel, and deploy vehicles, trucks, and equipment to respond to the incident. A State of Emergency allows the government to act more quickly than it can during non-emergency times.

📌Note: Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency on Sunday, January 31, 2021 effective 7 PM in response to the winter storm.

Q: What does this mean to me?
A: When a State of Emergency is issued, State and/or local Emergency Management officials will communicate with New Jersey’s citizens through traditional media outlets such as television, radio and newspapers, and through other information channels, such as the Internet or the Emergency Alert System. Citizens should pay close attention to news reports when a State of Emergency is announced.

At times, travel restrictions are part of a State of Emergency. This is typically done to allow snowplows to clear the roads. At other times government offices may be closed, or evacuations may be recommended. A State of Emergency permits government officials to recommend specific actions that citizens should take to insure the safety of their families and homes during the emergency. Each emergency is different, and different factors will impact the decisions made by State officials in response to the incident.

Q: How long does a State of Emergency remain in effect?
A: The Governor will rescind the State of Emergency when it is no longer needed to provide necessary support to localities or until the threat of impending danger from the event has passed.

Q: Do I have to stay home? Am I allowed to drive?
A: By declaring a State of Emergency, the Governor urges all nonessential personnel to stay off the roads so not to interfere with law enforcement and emergency responders. An emergency declaration does not mean motorists will be ticketed for merely being on the roads, and "essential" personnel is not defined by law.

If conditions were to worsen and driving needs to be restricted for public safety reasons, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management will alert the public that travel restrictions have been issued using all available means, including, but not limited to: the Emergency Alert System, urgent press releases, DOT highway signs, social media and law enforcement advisories.

📌Note: The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has issued commercial restrictions on multiple interstate highways beginning today, Sunday, January 31, 2021 at noon.

Large and small private businesses should make informed decisions about early closures, delayed openings, cancellations and closures based on current and impending weather conditions, emergency plans and policies of your organization, designation of essential employees, and restrictions on travel. If travel restrictions are put into place, it will limit whether or not employees can travel to your worksite.

Q: Are all State Offices closed during a State of Emergency?
A: The Governor's declaration does not automatically close State Offices. Should it be necessary due to conditions experienced during the Emergency to scale back or close State Offices, the Governor will make an announcement to his/her Cabinet and through the media.

📌Note: State Offices will be closed Monday, February 1, 2021.

📌The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management does NOT make decisions about school closings. That includes colleges and universities. Those decisions are made by individual school districts.

Always be prepared! Learn more at ready.nj.gov today!

#ReadyNJ #winterstormorlena #winterready #beready

State of New Jersey
New Jersey State Police
New Jersey Department of Transportation
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
NJ Department of Human Services
New Jersey Department of Health
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
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01/31/2021

***PLEASE BE ADVISED. THIS WEATHER EVENT HAS PASSED***

☃ Winter Weather Update ☃

A Winter Storm Warning is posted for most New Jersey counties from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning. Coastal Flood Warnings, Watches, and Advisories are posted for bays and the Atlantic coast Monday and Tuesday. A Wind Advisory is posted Monday for Atlantic and Cape May Counties. A Storm Warning is posted Sunday and Monday for Atlantic coastal waters.

Impacts to New Jersey
Snow is forecast Sunday to early Tuesday statewide. Snow is forecast to mix with sleet and rain on Monday for areas around and south of I-195. Wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph inland and 35 to 50 mph coastal are forecast Monday. Near blizzard conditions are possible for northern areas on Monday. Moderate to minor coastal flooding is possible Monday and Tuesday. Monitor weather media for updates.

Safety Tips
🚗If you MUST drive, have an emergency kit for your car, have a full tank of gas, and don't crowd the plow. Check 511nj.org for traffic conditions before hitting the road.
🔋Charge up your electronic devices now!
🔦Check your emergency kit/go-bag and be sure everything is up to date and well supplied.
🧤Bundle up and dress in layers.
🔦Know how to report a power outage to your utility company.
🐾Bring pets indoors. If you're cold, they're cold!
🔥Be a good neighbor! Check on those vulnerable to the cold. Need a Warming Center? Visit nj211.org or call 2-1-1 to find one near you.
📻Stay tuned to your local weather for updates. For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly http://www.weather.gov/phi. For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York NY http://www.weather.gov/okx/.

📌Follow us and be sure to check back for weather updates and safety tips! Visit ready.nj.gov to learn more about preparing your family for emergencies today!

#ReadyNJ #winterready #winterstorm #winterstormorlena

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New Jersey State Police
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
NJ Department of Human Services
New Jersey Department of Children and Families
New Jersey Department of Health
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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