Neptune: Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce that the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Management along with the Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management will be participating in National PrepareAthon Day. The event, which takes place Sept. 30 and marks the end of National Preparedness Month, is a nationwide effort that encourages individuals, organizations and communities to prepare for disasters and build resiliency.
“It’s been a quiet hurricane season thus far, but, we can’t let our guard down, as we approach the two year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which was the worst storm in New Jersey history,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “It’s vital to stay informed, get involved, have a plan and build a disaster preparedness kit.”
In support of the event, the two agencies will conduct demonstrations from emergency service agencies including police, fire and first aid. County and local emergency management officials will educate residents on emergency preparedness efforts, and, representatives from FEMA Region II will also be on hand to share information, answer questions on how disasters may impact communities, provide safety tips and discuss damage mitigation strategies.
The event will take place in the parking lots of the Headliner, located at 1401 Route 35 and Gallagher’s Marina located at Route 35 and South Concourse drive in Neptune from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
“Being prepared for disasters is a shared responsibility. The entire community must work together to effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from the destructive forces of nature and other emergencies and disasters,” said Sheriff Golden.
Come out and join Monmouth County as a pledge to Be Smart, Take Part and Prepare.