“Register Ready” Special Needs Registry for Disasters

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We were recently made aware that the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is partnering with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) to improve the state’s ability to respond to residents with disabilities or those with functional needs when a disaster such as Hurricane Sandy occurs. The “Register Ready” Special Needs Registry for Disasters is an online registry in which citizens can provide emergency response agencies with important information (e.g., if a resident is wheelchair bound or requires medical apparatus) so that emergency responders can be better prepared to serve those individuals during a natural disaster or other emergency. “Register Ready” is a confidential database that can only be accessed by designated local, county and state emergency managers.

Please click on the links below for more information about this important program.

In support of NJOEM’s efforts toward disaster preparedness, please share this information with family, friends, neighbors and other community members so that they, too, can be prepared in the event of an emergency.

Sincerely,

Patricia Callander

Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services

Howell Township Public Schools

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