This year, #PrepareAthon is part of Neptune DAY 2019! Join us this Saturday from noon until 5:00 p.m. for prizes and giveaways, free blood pressure screening, critical emergency preparedness information regarding #HurricaneSeason and much more. See you there!

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We now have a Slight Risk for severe storms late this afternoon and evening. Scattered thunderstorms ⛈️ are expected to develop across SE PA and move SEward into southern NJ and Delmarva through the evening. Strong to damaging wind gusts and small hail are possible with any storms that develop. #PAwx #NJwx #DEwx #MDwx ... See MoreSee Less

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Last week, Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management participated in a full-scale exercise alongside first responders from around the county. The drill was held at the former Contential corporate campus located at Route 66 and Green Grove Road in Neptune Township. The scenario consisted of a hostile terror group occupying the empty buildings to cook up drugs and homemade chemical explosive devices. While they were working to create these devices, one detonated within the building causing a release of chemicals with a visible cloud called in by a passerby who reported the smoke. From there, the scenario expanded with firefighters making entry to the empty building and discovering no active fire, but a series of clandestine labs and assorted chemicals, as well as nearly a dozen "victims". Hazmat technicians were requested and made entry to determine the nature of the chemicals and any potential hazards, while emergency medical services worked to stabilize the victims/suspects and law enforcement investigated the possible illicit activity.

Each element of the response was carefully evaluated by experts in their respective fields, including fire, police, EMS, OEM, hospital treatment, communications, decontamination, and HazMat. Immediately following the drill, all participants met with the evaluators for a brief, informal discussion about what went well and what needed improvement, to be followed up by a detailed after-action report created in the coming weeks.

We were thrilled to be able to arrange and participate in this full-scale exercise at no cost to the Township thanks to a grant obtained from the New Jersey State Police Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Program. Thank you to all those who participated, including our "victims" who spent hours having realistic injuries applied (moulage) by Nancy Papay and her make-up team and all of the volunteers who attended to help sharpen their skills. Agencies in attendance included:

Neptune Township Police Department
Neptune Township and Neptune City Community Emergency Response Teams
Neptune Township EMS
Neptune First Aid Squad
Hamilton First Aid
Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, Inc
Ocean Grove First Aid Squad
Neptune City First Aid Squad
Neptune Career FD
Unexcelled Fire Co. Neptune Fire Dept NJ
Shark River Hills Fire Company
OGFD Eagle Hook & Ladder
Hamilton Fire Company Neptune Twp
Liberty Fire Company
Southard Fire Dept. No.1
Middletown Fire Department
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Monmouth County HazMat
Monmouth County OEM

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Neptune Township ordinance regarding Snow Emergencies clarified

March 20, 2018:  There seems to be a great deal of confusion regarding the snow parking regulations, so please allow us to clarify. The Neptune Township ordinance regarding Snow Emergencies reads as follows: 7-7.3 Temporary Parking Prohibition for Snow Plowing and Removal a. Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers …

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Neptune educates residents for Hurricane Preparedness Month

Story by Lauren Wanko, Correspondent | NJTV | September 29, 2017 In a matter of minutes, storms and other natural disasters can destroy homes and entire communities “When you consider all of those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, the earthquake in Mexico, the upcoming five year anniversary of Sandy. We use disasters like this unfortunately to help …

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Important Information on Rip Currents

Rip Current Safety Information provided by Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders (A.N.S.W.E.R.). About Rip Currents Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. …

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Confined Space Rescue at Construction Site in Neptune Township

April 13, 2017 Neptune Township EMS was dispatched to a reported fall victim at a work site at Bath Avenue and Beach Avenue in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township. Upon arrival, EMT’s found a male who had fallen approximately 10-12 feet from a first floor into a basement.  EMT’s accessed the patient along …

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