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Ewing, NJ 08628

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Office of Emergency Management
Ewing Township Municipal Building
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Phone: 609-882-1313


Emergency Notifications

  • Ewing Community Alerts
    Sign up for Rave Mobile Alerts powered by Smart911 Community Notification System from Ewing Township
  • Mercer County Emergency Notification System
    Sign up to receive text alerts for Emergency Information and Weather Alerts
  • State of NJ Emergency Messages
  • Report Power Outages
    Check the PSE&G Outage Center for information.
  • Sewer Emergencies
    Call Ewing Lawrence Sewerage Authority (ELSA) at 609-587-4061) 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
  • Public Water Emergencies
    Call Trenton Water Works at 609-989-3222.
  • NJ One Call (1-800-272-1000) or 8-1-1
    "Call before you dig" for mark out of underground utilities. It's the law!
  • Mercer County Emergency Alert System Radio Station
    WNJT 88.1 FM
  • Other Notifications
    Report a street light outage to PSE&G 
    To report a streetlight outage, log in to My Account or call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).  Please provide two of the following three pieces of identifying information: the nearest cross street, pole number, and/or nearest address. 

Ewing Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is the Ewing Township department whose mission is to provide for the safety, health, and welfare of Ewing residents in the event of a disaster or emergency.  The office works to coordinate the repair of damage resulting from disasters and to provide support for rescue operations for persons and property in distress. The OEM also coordinates multi-agency responses to emergencies and disasters within Ewing, working with local, County, State and Federal agencies as needed. 


The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for alerting and notifying appropriate agencies when disaster strikes; coordinating all agencies that respond; ensuring resources are available and mobilized in times of disaster; developing preparedness plans and procedures for response to and recovery from disasters; and developing and providing materials for the public.

Disaster Preparedness Agencies

Federal government agencies such as FEMA, National Weather Service and the Department of Homeland Security have put together a campaign to promote disaster preparedness. Through the and other sites they promote citizen awareness and planning. recommends that individuals do three things to prepare for possible emergencies of all types:

  1. build an emergency supply kit,
  2. make a family emergency plan and
  3. stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.  
Prepare for emergencies and check out the links below.

Don't forget: the time to prepare is NOW, before an emergency strikes.

Build a Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.

If you need to evacuate:  Take your go-bags and GO!  Be sure that your vehicles are fueled and serviced.   Gas stations may be closed or unable to pump gas during power outages.  Be alert for road hazards such as downed trees, power lines, flooded areas.  NEVER drive into flooded areas.

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own foodwater and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.  Also have your utility service provider contact information on hand.

  • Build a Disaster Supplies Kit.
    Be prepared for a disaster.  This page contains information on food and water preparedness during an emergency, as well as car safety tips.  Plan for specials needs individuals: the elderly and infirm, pets, children...  Don't forget to gatehr financial and critical  personall, household and medical information.
  • Make a Plan
    Be sure to discuss and practice it with family members for varying scenarios and place emergency numbers near all telephones.  Decide how you will contact each other, where you will go if you need to evacuate, designate potential evacuation routes, and list suppliest you will need if you decide to shelter-in-place.  
  • Prepare Your Pets for Disasters  Don't forget to include these important members of your family in your emergency plan.

Shelter in Place

Shelter-in-Place means you should remain in your home or workplace during an emergency, and protect yourself there.   You should plan to remain there until given an "all clear" or are told to evacuate.
  • In the event of a weather emergency, a typical rule of thumb is to put as many walls between you and the outdoors as possible and head to the lowest floor.  A basement is ideal if you have one.   
  • Bring supplies that you might need to that lowest level (food, water, medication... ) in case the shelter-in-place notice lasts for many hours.
  • Be sure to include a battery-powered radio when making preparations during an emergency so that you can remain informed in case the power goes out.     

What You Need to Know if You Have to Evacuate prepared by Mercer County and the NJ Office of Emergency Management.

Special Needs Assistance REGISTRATION

Please fill out the  emergency information request if you would have a difficult time evacuating in the event of an emergency for Ewing's first responders.  We will  put your information in our system so we are aware as we arrive on scene.
Learn More
Register Ready program

Sign up for NJ Special Needs Registry at to be prepared in the event of a disaster.  This program allows NJ residents with disabilities to preregister so that emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.  You may also dial 2-1-1 for Registry Assistance 24/7. 

See also Public Evacuation/Medical Needs Sheltering from the Mercer County Division of Public Health Public which provide more information about Medical Needs Shelters and provides a Checklist for what to bring with you.


Weather Emergencies

Extreme Heat


Did you know that floods are the most common disaster in the United States? Failing to evacuate flooded areas or entering flood waters can lead to injury or death.  Follow these links to learn what to do when you receive a flood watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for our area. 


Check out our detailed article on hurricane preparedness.

Lightning / Thunderstorms

In NJ, severe thunderstorms can occur any time of year, however, typically they occur during the warmer months.  March through October is prime thunderstorm season.

Snow Emergencies and Extreme Cold

  • Snow Emergencies 
    What to do when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold.
  • Winter Is Coming
    Ewing Township Winter preparedness pamphlet.


Tornadoes can happen anytime and anywhere.  They can bring intense winds, over 200 miles per hour.  In the Garden State we historically average two tornadoes per year.  But they are extremely random occurences so it's best to have a plan and well before they might ever occur.  March through August is typically tornado seson, although they can occur at any time of the year.  

Other Emergencies

Air Quality

Ground-level ozone and airborne particles are the two pollutants that pose the greatest threat to human health in this country.   Local air quality can affect millions of people who live in areas where air pollution can cause serious health problems.  As we experience more wildfires in the country and Canada, we will need to deal with particle pollution in the form of haze and smoke that creates unhealthy living conditions.   The EPA developed the Air Quality Index, or AQI, to make information available about the health effects of the five most common air pollutants, and how to avoid those effects.  Keep abreast of the local air quality to stay safer.

Chemical Emergencies

Chemical agents are poisonous vapors, aerosols, liquids and solids that have toxic effects on people, animals or plants. Signs of a chemical emergency include the presence of many dead insects or birds.  To prepare:

Home Fires

Fires can happen and spread very quickly! According to, in just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

To maximize your safety:

Wild Fires

Natural areas wildfires occur in forests, grasslands or prairies. They can spread quickly and have a devastating impact on the local communities in addition to wildlife and natural areas.

Power Outages

Pandemic InfluenzaWildfiresTornadoes –- Hazardous Materials

After the Fact – Disaster Assistance