In preparation for any potential emergency event, Stafford Township in partnership with
the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the New Jersey Office of
Homeland Security and Preparedness, have created “Register Ready - New Jersey's
Special Needs Registry for Disasters,” a free, voluntary and confidential web-based
program designed to assist people with special needs who may find it difficult to get to
safety in the event of an emergency.
People with special needs (or caregivers on their behalf) are encouraged to register
electronically, if possible, by accessing www.registerready.nj.gov. Alternatively, they
can call New Jersey’s toll-free 2-1-1 telephone service. This service will register people,
offer free translation, and provide TTY services for the hearing-impaired. Paper
registration forms are also available.
Nearly 6800 persons have registered to date.
Emergency management officials often view special needs registry development and
maintenance from varying perspectives, ranging from concerns about the need for
expectations management to an increased sense of confidence about being able to track
individuals in their communities who require specific assistance during adverse