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Stay Cool & Stay Hydrated! Reminder: NEVER leave children, pets or those vulnerable to the heat unattended in a parked car! Not even for a minute! The consequences are deadly!!! Need a place to stay cool? Call NJ 2-1-1 for more info! Get the whole family prepared! Visit today! Got pets? Get them prepared at! Pop-up thunderstorms are possible throughout the remainder of the day so keep an eye on the weather if you plan outdoor activities. Listen to Weather Updates from the National Weather Service! For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York NY Excessive heat can also cause power outages. Learn what to do before, during, and after a power outage by visiting The time to prepare is now! “Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. Visit today! #ReadyNJ #HeatSafety #BeatTheHeat #SummerSafety #MondayMotiviation #emergencymanagement #staycool #stayhydrated #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice
Heat Advisory☀️ It’s going to be hot out there today! When humidities and temperatures are high we may also see a few thunderstorms pop up in the afternoon and evening (between 3PM and 8 PM). Keep a check of the weather especially if you have outdoor activities planned. • There is a Heat Advisory posted until 8 PM today. Mid-to late afternoon hours are the times for highest heat index potential (over 100). • There is an Air Quality Alert posted today for Mercer and Burlington Counties. Combined with the Heat Advisory, that creates dangerous conditions for people at risk (elderly, children, heart/lung issues, etc.) and people who work outdoors. WHAT TO DO NOW: Prepare • Find places in your community where you can go to get cool. • Keep your home cool by doing the following: o Cover windows with drapes or shades. o Weather-strip doors and windows. o Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside. o Add insulation to keep the heat out. o Use attic fans to clear hot air. o Install window air conditioners and insulate around them. • Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness. WHAT TO DO DURING: Be Safe • NEVER leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day. • Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat. • If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face. • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing. • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it. • Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature. • Avoid high-energy activities. • Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness. • Pets need to stay hydrated too! Be sure to keep them cool. Need a cooling center? Call NJ 2-1-1 #ReadyNJ #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #emergencymanagement #staycool #beattheheat
Remember when you asked for summer? Please Like & Share! Summer is a few days away but we have a hot day in store for Monday, with temperatures rising into the 90s from New York City north and west. A Heat Advisory is in effect for Northeast New Jersey as well as parts of Central and South Jersey. Heat index values are expected to be around 100 in the afternoon. These temperatures can be dangerous, especially for children, the elderly, and populations vulnerable to excessive heat. Know the signs and symptoms of heat related illness. You just may save a life! For more information visit Stay cool out there! Keep drinking water, even if you don't feel thirsty. Find a place with air conditioning to hang out such as a library or mall. For cooling center information call NJ 2-1-1 or visit Listen to Weather Updates from the National Weather Service! For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York NY #ReadyNJ #HeatSafety #HeatStroke #SummerSafety #extremeheat #safetyfirst #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #emergencymanagement #healthynj #summer Stay informed by following us! Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube
Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all of our great dads, enlisted and civilian, who not only keep their families safe but your families safe as well. Enjoy the day! #ReadyNJ #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #FathersDay #njstatepolice #statepolicenj #fathersday2018 #lawenforcement #thinblueline #njspfamily #bluefamily #njtrooper #njstatetrooper
Regrann from @newjerseystatepolice - There is still time to run with Veronica! Join Jersey Troopers, St. Catharine School, and Trinity Hall High School for: Run with Veronica Veronica Szenzenstein is the 15-year-old daughter of Major Glen Szenzenstein, Deputy Branch Commander of our Field Operations Section. This past February, Veronica was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a cancer that affects the immune system, which protects the body against infections. This type of cancer is deadly and can spread, as in Veronica'...s case, but it is beatable. It's difficult to anticipate how anyone will react to being diagnosed with cancer, especially a young adult, but adversity is surely a true test of character. Strength, courage, and compassion are just a few words used to describe Veronica and why she's inspired so many of us here in the State Police. As Veronica has been courageously battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma, she wasn't just worried about herself, she was worried about others. So she volunteered to take part in a number of research studies to help find less caustic treatments and to support an event in her honor to raise awareness and funding for Hodgkin's Lymphoma research through "Run with Veronica." "Run with Veronica" is a 5k run or 1-mile fun run/walk event with all of the proceeds going to research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), so that one day no other child will have to endure this terrible disease. Join Veronica, Jersey Troopers, friends, and family on Saturday, June 16th at Saint Catharine School, 301 2nd Avenue, Spring Lake, N.J. at 8:30 a.m. to help raise money and awareness! As a child, Veronica may have looked up to all the Troopers like her dad, but today, we're all looking up to her! Let's give Veronica a hand! Anyone interested can register at the event! #ReadyNJ #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #lawenforcement #bluefamily #njspfamily #blueandgold #jerseyshore
Happy Flag Day! Fly it high and fly it proud! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #ReadyNJ #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #getready #buildakit #makeaplan #itonlytakesone #PetSafety #Preparedness #emergencymanagement #flag #flagday #FlagDay2018 Always be prepared! Visit today!
Always Be Training! Today, New Jersey Task Force One (NJ-TF1) took to the skies in a coordinated Helicopter Search and Rescue Training with our partners at the New Jersey National Guard and United States Air Force Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst This was a great opportunity to train for all involved. #ReadyNJ #NJTF1 #NJSP #WednesdayWisdom #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #getready #buildakit #makeaplan #itonlytakesone #PetSafety #Preparedness #emergencymanagement #FEMA #searchandrescue #USAR #urbansearch #taskforce1 #training #bestofthebest #rescueme #onecallaway #njspfamily We’re ready for Hurricane Season. Are you? Visit today to download our FREE NJ Hurricane Survival Guide! Stay informed by following us! Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube
Stay Informed! It’s Hurricane Season, which means it is critical to have several ways to keep informed. Monitor our social media accounts! • NJOEM on Facebook: • NJOEM on Twitter: • NJOEM on Instagram: Visit Our Website! You can visit us at for preparedness information and to download our FREE NJ Hurricane Survival Guide! Sign Up For Alerts! You may also sign up for text and email alerts with NIXLE - Listen to Weather Updates from the National Weather Service! For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York NY Get Current Traffic & Road Conditions! Visit #ReadyNJ #HurricanePrep #ItOnlyTakesOne #TuesdayThoughts #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #getready #buildakit #makeaplan #itonlytakesone #PetSafety #Preparedness #stayinformed #communications #emergencymanagement #hurricaneseason #hurricaneseason2018
FEMA Approves Governor Murphy’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration Following March Nor’Easter TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the March 6 to March 7, 2018 winter storm was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Declaration helps alleviate the financial burden created by the storm by making millions in local disaster response expenditures in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset counties eligible for federal reimbursement. The Declaration also provides funding for statewide hazard mitigation projects to help protect against future disasters. “Alleviating the suffering and damage which resulted from the dangerous weather conditions during the March nor’easter is a crucial step towards recovery,” said Governor Phil Murphy. "I thank the federal government for approving this request to ensure New Jersey receives the assistance it needs to fully recover from the storm.” “Although summer is less than two weeks away, there are parts of our State still recovering from the disastrous effects of the winter storm from three months ago,” said Colonel Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police. “The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management will continue to coordinate the recovery effort with our local, county and federal partners in the affected counties.” Governor Murphy formally requested a Major Disaster Declaration as a result of the severe winter storm that struck New Jersey from March 6, 2018 to March 7, 2018, to assist the counties of Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset. The storm dropped 27 inches of snow throughout the state, causing nearly $20 million in damages and resulting in over 342,000 power outages. Find out more: #ReadyNJ #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #getready #buildakit #makeaplan #itonlytakesone #PetSafety #Preparedness #emergencymanagement #FEMA #noreaster
Flash Flood Warnings Tonight! Please tune in to your local weather! Here are the latest warnings from NWS Mount Holly: Flash Flood Warning including Toms River NJ, Browns Mills NJ, Beachwood NJ until 6:45 AM. 12:40 pm: Reports of flooding in the Philadelphia metro area. ***Turn Around, Don't Drown*** A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. And it only takes 12 to 18 inches of flowing water to carry away most vehicles including large SUVs. If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will likely not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited. Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving, biking or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, follow this simple advice: Turn Around, Don't Drown! Here are a few more tips to keep you safe during flooding: • Always plan ahead and know the risks before flooding happens. Monitor NOAA’s All-Hazards Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information before, during and even after a disaster. • If flooding is expected or is occurring, get to higher ground FAST! Leave typical flood areas such as ditches, ravines, dips or low spots, and canyons. • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don't Drown. • NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. Turn Around Don't Drown. • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions. • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers. • Never cross any barriers that are put in place by local emergency officials. Not only is this dangerous, but many states and communities levy steep fines for people that ignore barricades or other road closure indications. • Play it safe, Turn Around, Don't Drown. #ReadyNJ #NJSP #flood #flooding #floodsafety #TurnAroundDontDrown #emergencymanagement #Drivesafe #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #getready #buildakit #makeaplan #itonlytakesone #Preparedness
Regrann from @newjerseystatepolice - On Friday, a detail of New Jersey State Troopers helped the Special Olympics of New Jersey at their opening ceremony, which officially kicked off the summer games! Our Troops had the honor of meeting many of the amazing athletes who will compete in the games! Good luck to all of the competitors! #njsp @specialolympicsnj - #regrann #ReadyNJ #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #njcops #njtrooper #njtroopers #lawenforcement #statetrooper #thinblueline #njspfamily #bluefamily #specialolympics #specialolympics2018 #specialolympicsnj
Today is the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City. We are reminded of the ongoing recovery efforts on the island and will be forever grateful for the opportunity to assist the people of Puerto Rico in their time of need. #ReadyNJ #PuertoRicanDayParade #PuertoRicoRelief #PuertoRicoStrong #puertoricoselevanta #NJSP #njspfamily #bluefamily #thinblueline #njcops #EMAC #emergencymanagement #hurricanestrong #hurricaneprep #hurricanemaria #hurricaneirma #lawenforcement #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #getready #buildakit #makeaplan #itonlytakesone #PetSafety #Preparedness Is your family prepared for Hurricane Season? Download our FREE Hurricane Survival Guide at today!
Regrann from @njdeptofhealth - The deaths this week of designer Kate Spade and chef and food writer Anthony Bourdain are among those of more than 45,000 Americans who kill themselves each year, says Commissioner Elnahal. This is a reminder that no one is immune. These tragic deaths devastate families in all levels of society every 12 minutes. For the first year since 2011, NJ's #suicide rates decreased by 13% in 2016, however suicide rates increased nationwide by 25% during the last two decades. New Jersey also has its own, state-based 24/7 suicide hotline called New Jersey Hopeline at 1-855-654-6735 for people to get referral to appropriate treatment. #HealthyNJ - #regrann #ReadyNJ #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #suicideprevention #life #hope #gethelp
Annual PSEG Recognition Ceremony for NJ Emergency Calendar Program Preparedness is for everyone and you can never start too early! Twelve talented students from elementary schools in Cumberland and Salem Counties were recently honored for their incredible art work. Students from the 3rd and 4th grade classes, located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) surrounding PSEG Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations, were asked to submit posters with the theme “Our Environment, Our World – Protecting Planet Earth.” These students did not disappoint! The winning art work will be incorporated into the 2018-2019 annual Emergency Planning Calendar and posted on emergency planning websites in New Jersey and Delaware. Lt. Bryan Everingham, who works closely with our PSEG partners as well as the Cumberland County NJ Office of Emergency Management and the Salem County Sheriff's Office, Department of Emergency Services, had the privilege of assisting in the presentation of honorees with proclamations from their respective County Freeholder Board and gift bags. Congratulations to all the winners from the following schools: Salem County Elsinboro Township School Lower Alloways Creek Township School Quinton Township School Salem Middle School Cumberland County Greenwich-Stow Creek Partnership Schools Woodland Country Day School Always be prepared! Visit today! #ReadyNJ #FridayFeeling #Preparedness #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #getready #buildakit #makeaplan #itonlytakesone #PetSafety #emergencymanagement #njtrooper #njstatetrooper #njcops #lawenforcement Follow us! Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube
Regrann from @newjerseystatepolice - Trooper Stops Retired Police Officer Who Delivered Him 27 Years Ago We’re not sure what the odds are of this happening—maybe they’re close to the odds of a hole-in-one, winning the lottery, or being struck by lightning—but it happened. On Friday, June 1, Trooper Michael Patterson stopped Matthew Bailly for a minor motor vehicle violation in Kingwood Township. During the initial conversation, Mr. Bailly told Trooper Patterson that he was a retired Piscataway police officer. Trooper Patterson, being a Piscataway native, told Mr. Bailly that he is from the same town. Now here’s where things get interesting… Mr. Bailly asked Trooper Patterson where he used to live. When Trooper Patterson told him that he grew up on Poe Place, Mr. Bailly said that he remembered that street, because he helped deliver a baby there 27 years ago when he was a rookie cop. He was even able to describe the color, style of house, and the baby’s name, Michael. Trooper Patterson extended his hand and replied, “My name is Michael Patterson, sir. Thank you for delivering me.” Whatever the odds were, it happened. Trooper Michael Patterson stopped the police officer who delivered him 27 years ago in Piscataway. Mr. Bailly had four years on the job when he responded to a home on Poe Place in Piscataway. The date was October 5, 1991. Trooper Patterson’s mother, Karen Patterson, was out shopping when she went into labor. She barely made it home. Bobby Patterson, Trooper Patterson’s father, rushed outside, picked up his wife, and carried her inside the house. He then called the doctor who talked Officer Bailly through the birth. Needless to say, Trooper Patterson, Matthew Bailly, and both of their families were ecstatic about the reunion. So, Trooper Patterson and his mother visited Mr. Bailly and his wife at their home where they took these photos! They all felt this story was so uplifting, it needed to be shared, and we agree! After all, as a police officer, you don’t always get a chance to have a moment like this with people you once helped in your career! #njsp #feels #reunion - #njspfamily #bluefamily #thinblueline
Ready For Hurricane Season✅ Hurricane Season has arrived! Today the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management conducted a hurricane exercise with our county, state and federal emergency management partners at the State Emergency Operations Center. We want to thank everyone who, over the past year, put in long hours to create an exercise that was a learning experience for all those involved. We would also like to thank all those who participated today! We’re ready! Is your family ready for Hurricane Season? Visit today to download our FREE NJ Hurricane Survival Guide! #ReadyNJ #WednesdayWisdom #HurricaneStrong #HurricanePrep #NJSP #hurricane #emergencymanagement #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #getready #buildakit #makeaplan #itonlytakesone #PetSafety #Preparedness #exercise #training #hurricaneseason Follow us! Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Thank You! Just to name a few... @njhomelandsecurity @njattorneygeneralsoffice @nj_dca @njtransitpolice @njnationalguard @njboardofpublicutilities @njdepartmentofcorrections @njdeptofhealth
New Jersey in Hawaii! The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management continues to assist the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency following the devastating eruption of the Kīlauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Lt. Bryan Trexler and April Sudol are currently in Hawaii coordinating EMAC (Emergency Management Assistance Compact) missions in support of life safety operations. Through EMAC, states are able to join forces and help one another when they need it the most…whenever disaster strikes. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by this disaster. #ReadyNJ #KilaueaVolcano #Hawaii #EMAC #hawaiivolcanoes #kilauea #volcano #emergencymanagement #NJSP #newjerseystatepolice #statepolicenj #njstatepolice #getready #buildakit #makeaplan #itonlytakesone #njtrooper #njstatetrooper #njcops #thinblueline #bestofthebest #bluefamily #njspfamily Follow us! Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube @readyhawaii
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