Emergency Preparedness


Daniel Regenye, Public Health Coordinator/Health Officer, DRegenye@ochd.org

Mukesh Roy, Public Health Planner, MRoy@ochd.org, (732) 806-3921

Brian Albers, PHENS/MRC Coordination, BrianAlbers@ochd.org, (732) 300-2314

Michael Prifold, Public Health Planning, MPrifold@ochd.org, (732) 684-7685


National Preparedness Month, is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared."

September is National Preparedness Month - “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” We must prepare ourselves and our families now, and throughout the year. Often, we will be first in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community. For more information visit: https://www.ready.gov/september

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Planning unit is responsible for coordinating public health emergency response activities throughout the county. The unit works closely with the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management, local municipal emergency management coordinators, and other response partners to ensure a rapid, well-coordinated response to emergencies countywide.

The unit is also responsible for numerous planning projects such as bioterrorism, natural disasters, public health threats, preparedness and planning, as well as coordinating various community health-planning projects currently underway.

Important Information Regarding Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets

  Radioactive iodine is no longer present at Oyster Creek; therefore, the use of Potassium Iodide provides no benefit and will no longer be recommended during an Oyster Creek incident. Residents may bring their KI to the Ocean County Department of Health or find a disposal location near them at the American Medical Chest website - http://www.americanmedicinechest.com  

For more information, please click on the following link for the Public Information Brochure that was distributed regarding emergency planning for the Oyster Creek Generating Station:    Oyster Creek Generating Station PIB

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about any of the programs or wish to have a representative come out to speak/present.