Press Releases

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December 18, 2008 State Launches Public Awareness Campaign Urging Public to Report Suspicious Activity
December 17, 2008 State Purchases Satellite Telephones for County Offices of Emergency Management
December 2, 2008 State Awards Homeland Security Grant to Trenton to Enhance Regional Emergency Response Capabilities
December 1, 2008 Federal Homeland Security Grants Available to Nonprofit Agencies in Twelve Counties
November 12, 2008 State Awarded More than $78.8 Million in 2009 Federal Homeland Security Funding
October 15, 2008 State Awards Homeland Security Grant to Atlantic City to Enhance Emergency Response
September 18, 2008 State Awards Homeland Security Funds to Improve Radio Communication in South Jersey
September 2, 2008 Rutgers to Survey NJ Residents on Emergency Preparedness and Awareness of Evacuation Plans
July 31, 2008 State Nonprofits to Share Almost $835,000 in Homeland Security Grants
July 30, 2008 FY07 Supplemental Port Security Grant Program Application Material for Sector Delaware Bay
July 25, 2008 State Receives More than $64 Million in 2008 Federal Homeland Security Funding
July 14, 2008 Now's the Time to Get "Hurricane Ready" and Sign-up for NJ's Special Needs Registry for Disasters
May 30, 2008 New Jersey Special Needs Registry for Disasters Information Release
May 21, 2008 Strategy and Equipment Now in Place for Post-9/11 Medical Response
April 28,, 2008 OHSP Names New Deputy Director
February 28, 2008 Nonprofit UASI Grant Release: Federal Homeland Security Grants Available to Nonprofit Agencies in Seven Counties
February 4, 2008 New Jersey to Share More Than $234.3 Million in Regional Grants to Enhance Mass Transit and Port Security
October 29, 2007 State, County and Local Officials Demonstrate Large-Flow Firefighting Equipment
October 15, 2007 K-12 School Security Task Force Report Press Release >>> Click Here for Full Report
October 12, 2007 State Nonprofits to Share $1.8 Million in Homeland Security Grants
October 2, 2007 Campus Security Task Force Recommends Improving Emergency Management Plans, Mental Health Training and Information Sharing >>> Click Here for Full Report
August 23, 2007 State to Distribute $19.3 Million in 2007 Federal Homeland Security Funding
August 16, 2007 New Jersey to Share Almost $64.2 Million in Regional Grants to Enhance Mass Transit and Port Security
August 13, 2007 Cabinet Officials Conduct Hurricane Evacuation Exercise
August 7, 2007 New Jersey Developing Comprehensive Special Needs Registry for Emergencies and Disasters
July 18, 2007 State Receives More Than $61 Million in Federal Homeland Security Funding
--Additional $30.8 Million One-Time Grant Received to Improve Communications--
July 17, 2007 NJ & NY Announce Freight Rail Security Partnership
June 6, 2007 OHSP Appoints Deputy Director of Preparedness
May 21, 2007 Federal Homeland Security Grants Available to Nonprofit Agencies in Seven Counties
May 11, 2007 Gov. Corzine Directs National Guard to Assist with Security at PATH Stations
May 11, 2007 NY & NJ to Deploy National Guard Troops at PATH Stations
May 11, 2007 NJ OHSP Awarded Almost $11 Million in Federal Port Security Grants
March 17, 2007 Governor Corzine Announces New Steps to Increase Chemical Security
December 20, 2006 State Demonstrates Large-Flow Firefighting Equipment Being Purchased for Gloucester County and South Jersey
December 8, 2006 Teams of Police Officers Fan out Across Northern New Jersey to Patrol Passenger Rail Stations in Homeland Security Exercise
December 7, 2006 State Adds Middlesex County to Region Receiving High-Risk Federal Homeland Security Funding
December 5, 2006 Dept. of Agriculture - State Boosts Preparedness for Caring for Livestock and Pets in Disasters
November 29, 2006 DHSS selects Somerset Medical Center as site for state's ninth Medical Coordination Center
November 16, 2006 DHSS awards nearly $6.5 Million to local heath agencies For pandemic influenza preparedness
October 4, 2006 DHSS "Get Flu Ready New Jersey"
October 2, 2006 State Expands 2-1-1 Telephone Service to Provide Homeland Security and Emergency Information
September 13, 2006 Metro Urban Search and Rescue (MUSR) Strike Team Fact Sheet
July 18, 2006 OHSP Provides Training Assistance for Emergency Operations Plans
July 17, 2006 State to Distribute $13.4 Million in 2006 Federal Homeland Security Funding — Funding to Counties is Based on Risk
June 19, 2006 Corzine, Canas, Top Officials Conduct Hurricane Evacuation Exercise — Message for New Jersey Residents: You, Too, Have a Role in Being Ready
May 31, 2006 State Receives $52 Million in Federal Homeland Security Funding — Will Distribute Funds to Counties and Municipalities Based on Risk
May 20, 2006 Fleet of Helicopters Swoops in, Rescues “HURRICANE VICTIMS” - Exercise Includes Nine Helicopters from State, Federal, Private Sectors, along with County Emergency Coordinator
May 3, 2006 Corzine, Canas, Top Officials Conduct Pandemic Flu Exercise -
Tabletop Drill, Discussion Enhance Existing Programs, Fuel Future Planning
March 29, 2006 New Emergency Management Website Helps Families and Businesses Prepare - www.nj.gov/njoem now live with easy-to-use emergency preparedness information
March 16, 2006 Governor Corzine Names Director of Homeland Security and Preparedness - Signs Executive Order Establishing Cabinet-Level Position
February 24, 2006 Attorney General Gains Order to Show Cause in Dubai Ports Suit - Federal Judge Sets Hearing for Wednesday on State Suit Demanding Information on Security Risks
February 23, 2006 State Files Suit to Block Dubai Port Deal
January 25, 2006 DHSS Awards $5 Million in Grants to New Jersey Health Care Facilities to Enhance Emergency Preparedness Capabilities