Emergency  Preparedness 

File of Life

The File of Life Program, available free to all Hopewell Valley residents, allows a person to document their current medications, medical and health conditions, and persons to contact in the event of an emergency, making all of this vital information quickly and easily available for first responders. Each kit includes two red plastic envelopes that contain your important medical information - one magnetized for your refrigerator, one wallet size. To request a kit, call (609) 537-0238.  

Plan Ahead!

For guidance on how to plan for disasters and emergencies, go to ready.gov. This comprehensive website provides information on a wide range of topics, from how to be alerted in times of emergencies to getting insurance, and everything in between. Disabled or caring for a disabled loved one? Create an emergency plan here: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/inclusive-preparedness-resources.html

Disaster Helpline 

NJ Disaster Mental Health Helpline can be reached by calling or texting 9-8-8. The previous number, (877) 294-HELP (4357), is still in operation. Both provide assistance and are activated during disasters. This helpline provides public access to targeted mental health services in case of a natural or artificial disaster or terrorist attack. The helpline is equipped to quickly develop resources to better assist New Jersey’s affected populations.