Princeton Prepares

The Municipality of Princeton wants to be in touch with you to help you prepare and stay safe during emergencies. Princeton Prepares is an effort to help residents be better prepared for emergencies like extreme weather events.

Make Emergency Plans

The first line of defense against the effects of a disaster is personal preparedness. During an emergency, the government and other agencies may not be able to meet your needs. It is important for all citizens to make their own emergency plans and prepare for their own care and safety in an emergency. Registering with Princeton Prepares is not a guarantee that emergency officials will be able to assist you.Princeton Prepares (PDF) Opens in new window


The registry is a voluntary community initiative to help emergency responders serve residents who find it difficult to help themselves in the event of a major disaster or extreme weather events, such as a hurricane or heatwave.

Eligible Registers

If any of these make it difficult for you to manage on your own, or to reach family or friends during an extreme weather event, then you should register with Princeton Prepares. A family member or friend may also register you on your behalf. You should register if you meet the following requirements:

  • Have a hearing or visual impairment, or other physical or cognitive limitation
  • Have limited English skills that would require needing assistance during an emergency
  • Live alone and will need assistance during an emergency
  • Rely on supplemental oxygen or refrigerated medication
  • Requires mobility assistance, require a service animal or other assistance to get around

Check Your Jurisdiction

Princeton Prepares is for residents of the Municipality of Princeton. You may have a Princeton address but reside in a neighboring municipality. Check the municipal map to determine if you live within the jurisdiction of Princeton.

How This Information Will Be Used

The information you provide to Princeton Prepares is confidential and will be used only for emergency planning and response. It will not be available to the public or shared with federal agencies. The Municipality may also send you notifications or updates about weather events and preparedness strategies.


Register by completing this online form. If you need assistance with registration, please contact Princeton Human Services at 609-688-2055 or 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540. If you would like to print and submit a paper copy of the form, you can download and print the form (PDF) and drop it off or mail it to the Department of Emergency and Safety Services:
1 Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

More Information

For tips on being prepared please visit our Office Of Emergency Management page.