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The Mercer County Department of Human Services cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by the following links. Linking to these sites does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Human Services or any of its employees of the sponsors or information and products presented on the following sites or at the following phone numbers. 

Emergency Preparedness Resources

New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps
The New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps develops a prepared, trained workforce of volunteers to serve the citizens of New Jersey in the event of a public health emergency.

NJ Register Ready
Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs 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.

Ready Campaign
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. Ready has a Spanish language version, Listo.

Environmental Resources

Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection protects the air, water, land, and natural and historic resources of New Jersey to ensure continued public benefit. 

Health Resources

The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross works so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter, and hope; communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in the United States has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of the U.S. armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and trained individuals are available during emergencies to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protects America from health, safety, and security threats both foreign and in the United States.

New Jersey Department of Health
The priority of the New Jersey Department of Health improves population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The department also provides many topics for readers to explore via the following widgets:


New Jersey Poison Information and Education System
The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), also known as the NJ Poison Control Center, is the state's only poison control center. NJPIES serves New Jersey residents through its free emergency and information hotline (800-222-1222) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Safety Resources

National Safety Council
The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. 

Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting children from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States.

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The agency is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard.

Emergency Preparedness Documents

Ready Together New Jersey
Ready Together New Jersey provides a public health guide to emergency planning in English and in Spanish.

Safety Documents

Pool Chemical Safety
Protect yourself and swimmers from preventable injuries that occur in pools each year.