Emergency Preparedness

ACI is committed to providing assistance to people with disabilities during disaster emergencies. Through our Facebook page, ACI connects individuals to local, county and state resources. ACI also works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to bring federal assistance to those with disabilities.

ACI has received grants from AmeriCares and PSEG to distribute emergency supplies, including emergency kits, first aid kits, adult briefs and wheelchairs, among other items. ACI also conducts training, overnight shelter simulations, and workshops on emergency preparedness to help individuals with disabilities and organizations that assist persons with disabilities be better prepared and successfully respond to disaster emergencies.

ACI staff is certified by the Northeast ADA Center at Cornell University to provide training on disability sensitivity and awareness and accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to organizations so they can better serve their customers (and accommodate employees) with disabilities.

County, State and Federal Resources

General Assistance and Information

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management

NJ State Office of Emergency Management

Red Cross of Central Jersey
(Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset and Mercer Counties.)

Red Cross of Summit
(Morris, Union and Warren Counties, and the towns of Millburn and Short Hills in Essex County)

Resources Available For Sandy Survivors

Somerset County Office of Emergency Management

Union County Office of Emergency Management