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Posted on: February 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] “Register Ready” allows New Jersey residents with disabilities to get assistance during disasters


(West Deptford, NJ)— The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners and the Office of Emergency Management wants to remind disabled and assistance-needing residents to register for “RegisterReady.”


“Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows New Jersey residents with disabilities 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.


“The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management works collaboratively with the state to assist residents in case of emergency,” Director Frank J. DiMarco said. “You never know when a disaster will strike, so being prepared ahead of time is a must to ensure your safety.”


“We want to make it as easy as possible to assist people when an emergency happens,” Commissioner Denice DiCarlo, Liaison to Emergency Management, said. “In addition to registering for Register Ready, it’s important to get ready in other ways like packing an emergency to-go bag and making a plan for your household and pets. You can never be too prepared for an emergency.”


The NJ Special Needs Registry is free, voluntary, strictly confidential and a way to protect residents in a major emergency.

“You, or someone on your behalf, should register if you may find it difficult to get to safety with family or friends because of a cognitive limitation, language barrier or lack of transportation,” Commissioner Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Gloucester County Division of Human and Special Services, said. “It’s important to register before disaster strikes so we can be prepared to get you and your family to safety.” 

There are several ways residents can complete a Register Ready form:

 Gloucester County Division of Human & Special Services

115 Budd Blvd.

West Deptford, NJ 08096

If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Human and Special Services at (856) 384-6842 or visit

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