Disaster Preparedness: Ready Go Bags

Ready Go Bag

Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services will be distributing free Disaster Preparedness Ready Go Bags to eligible Hazlet residents.

When: Thursday, October 13, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: James J. Cullen Community Center, 1776 Union Avenue, Hazlet, NJ 07730

We encourage all residents who fit the following criteria to attend:

  • Anyone of any age who considers themselves frail.
  • Seniors aged 60 and older and persons with disabilities of any age who may feel or foresee the need for assistance in evacuating during a disaster.
  • Caregivers of any age caring for anyone of any age are encouraged to attend and receive a Ready Go Bag for a care recipient.

All participants will have the option to enroll in Register Ready. This will provide police with your specific needs during an evacuation.

Please call (732) 217-8683 to sign-up. Please bring your ID and an emergency contact phone number.

About Ready Go Bags

The “Ready Go Bag,” is an emergency evacuation bag created for seniors to use in the event of an evacuation. It was developed by the Monmouth County Aging Disability Resource Connection and the Monmouth County Senior Advisory Council in partnership with the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). 

“In the event of a disaster that requires residents to vacate their homes, the ‘Ready Go Bag’ will help alleviate the concerns of seniors as they prepare to evacuate,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services. “This emergency preparedness measure contains a list of emergency contacts, medical conditions and a vital documents checklist. There is also information from FEMA that addresses senior, disabled and pet preparedness for during and after a disaster.”

Seniors who need assistance leaving their homes during an evacuation and have enrolled in “Register Ready” with the County’s OEM will receive a “Ready Go Bag.”

 About Register Ready

Register Ready stems from the Seniors Taking on Readiness Measures (STORM) program implemented by the Sheriff’s OEM.

“Register Ready compliments the STORM program that we have been offering for the past 6 years, and, is another example of how Monmouth County is a leader in ensuring that residents are best prepared before they are confronted with an emergency or disaster,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Our Emergency Management team will continue to partner with agencies like the Office on Aging, to provide new preparedness programs to our residents, who are most vulnerable during an emergency.”

If you have questions about “Register Ready” in Monmouth County, please call 732-431-7400.