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City of Brigantine Beach
1417 West Brigantine Avenue
Brigantine, NJ 08203
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 




54° F


Brigantine Beach is South Jersey's best kept secret ~ is a beautiful, pristine hideaway for families seeking a safe, peaceful haven. Our community is naturally friendly. Cultured events and recreational activities provide the opportunity to enjoy quality time with family, friends and visitors.


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Residents can recieve up-to-date information affecting their neighborhood by e-mail, text, or web.

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NIXLE is an emergency notification service that will alert residents to emergency weather events, road closings, public safety advisories, natural and manmade disasters, and general city information through email and text messaging.

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Any questions contact  Lieutenant  Tim Reed using the contact form below..


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Emergency Contact Information, Tips For Snowstorm- from OEM Director Lt. James Bennett

January 2, 2014 By

In preparation for the storm and drop in temperatures, emergency hotlines and web services have been made available.

During the storm, the Brigantine Office of Emergency Management recommends checking on family members and friends, as well as the elderly, disabled or isolated. Also the NJOEM recommends keeping pets indoors and dressing in layers to avoid frostbite and hypothermia when going outdoors.

OEM director James Bennett  is recommending drivers check their vehicle’s cooling, charging and exhaust systems by a qualified technician and to have good wipers and windshield washer fluid on their vehicles. Throughout the storm, Lt. Bennett  is recommending drivers drive slowly, leave distance between other vehicles and carry an emergency winter kit with flashlights, warm clothes, gloves, non-perishable snacks, a blanket, a shovel, an abrasive like sand and a cell phone charger. Before starting a vehicle, Lt. Bennett  recommends drivers make sure their tailpipe is clean before starting their car and to remove all snow and ice from the vehicle.

OEM is prepared to activate an Emergency Operations Center during any major disaster to allow coordination of all support agencies to provide continuity of services to the public

Lieutenant Jim Bennett, Director 266-7600 extension 285

Visit    for more information

Other emergency services and tips throughout the storm will be available through the following sites and social media:

City of Brigantine –

City of Brigantine FACEBOOK-

City of Brigantine TWITTER-  @Brigantinenj

Brigantine Police – FACEBOOK-

Brigantine Police -TWITTER-   @Brigantinepd

Brigantine on NIXLE-

Brigantine Office of Emergency Management ” OEM” –

National Weather Service —
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management —
ReadyNJ Alerts and Updates Blog —
NJOEM on Facebook —
NJOEM on Twitter —
NJ State Police on Facebook —
NJ State Police on Twitter —


CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment Page

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Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness has contracted the services of a Emergency Notification System that may be used to notify all residents of Atlantic County in the event of an emergency. We have also contracted with Verizon to obtain the 9-1-1 Database. This database contains every direct dial landline telephone number in Atlantic County. The Verizon 9-1-1 Database at this time does not capture Cellular phones, or some Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone numbers. This registration process will allow you to register your cellular, and/or VOIP phone numbers with your address. Additionally, individuals who maintain property in the county but live in other areas should consider registering as well.  This will ensure that you are on the list to receive notifications from our Emergency Notification System.

The secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.


1.  I received a CodeRED call, does that mean I am in the CodeRED database?

YES.  If you would like to submit additional information, such as cell phone number(s), text and email information, you should re-register. Duplicated numbers will be automatically removed from the system. If you are unsure if you are registered, it is better to re-register. This will ensure that your information is included in the database. All data is kept strictly confidential and will only be used for emergency purposes.

2.  Why did CodeRED call me several times?

If there is no answer and you do not have an answering device, the number will be attempted up to 3 times.

3. CodeRED called me, but no message played.

If you pick up the phone but do not speak, CodeRED will not know it has contacted a live person. The system will disconnect and retry at a later time.

4. Why did it leave only part of the message on my answering machine?

 CodeRED will leave a message on an answering device. There are many different brands and types of devices on which to leave messages. On occasion, it may be unable to determine if it has reached a live person or a machine, and therefore only a partial message may be delivered. The recipient can retrieve the message by calling 1-866-419-5000.

5.  Why does my phone ring once and hang up? I have received two calls but was unable to answer them.

If your answering device has a ring back tone which plays a song, the system will interpret this as an Operator Intercept and hang up. It will, however, retry the number.  There are two options to resolve this issue. You can remove the ring back tone or contact your cell phone provider to request that the CodeRED message phone numbers, 1-855-969-4636 and 1-866-419-5000 are bypassed to ring normally.


A Issues Warning about Marketing Company

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a warning that a marketing company is using two toll-free numbers that are very similar to toll-free numbers used by the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA). The marketer is trying to get callers to sign up to receive a Walmart gift card and is asking for personal data, including credit card information. When asked if they are the VA, they reply vaguely and explain that the VA is very busy and the call was directed to them. They don’t say they are the VA, but they say they can help with VA benefits, if asked. In addition, they even offer to transfer the call to the VA, after the caller provides the credit card information to get the free Walmart gift card.

This issue has been reported to the Office of the Inspector General and the Federal Trade Commission for review. The two numbers identified in this alert are:

• 1-800-872-1000, which is very close to VBA main number of 1-800-827-1000; and
• 1-888-442-4511, which is very close to the GI-Bill number of 1-888-442-4551.

The VA recommends that veterans who feel they have disclosed personal information to an unauthorized individual should immediately contact their credit card companies to advise them of the situation, review transactions, and request that a new card number be issued. Veterans can request a free credit report from credit reporting agencies. In addition, the VA requests that veterans contact the FTC at 1-877-382-4357 and file a complaint.


Top 10 Digital Preparedness Tips

  1. Tell your friends & family you are OK via text, email, Twitter, Facebook and other social media.
  2. Learn how to send updates via text and internet from your mobile phone to your contacts and social channels in case voice communications are not available. Avoid calling by phone.
  3. If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1. Remember that you cannot currently text 9-1-1. If you are not experiencing an emergency, do not call 9-1-1.
  4. Save important phone numbers to your phone.
  5. Keep charged batteries and car-phone chargers available as back-up power for your cell phone.
  6. Conserve your cell phone battery by reducing the brightness of your screen, placing your phone in airplane mode, and closing apps you are not using that draw power.
  7. Immediately following a disaster, resist using your mobile device to watch streaming videos, download music or videos, or play video games, all of which can add to network congestion. Limiting use of these services can help potentially life-saving emergency calls get through to 9-1-1.
  8. If you do not have a cell phone, keep a prepaid phone card to use if needed during or after a disaster.
  9. Charge your digital camera or buy batteries for your film camera if you need to document storm damage afterwards.
  10. Get connected with us through the tools listed on this page: texts, Twitter and more.

Other emergency services and tips throughout the storm will be available through the following sites and social media:

City of Brigantine –

City of Brigantine FACEBOOK-

City of Brigantine TWITTER-  @Brigantinenj

Brigantine Police – FACEBOOK-

Brigantine Police -TWITTER-   @Brigantinepd

Brigantine on NIXLE-

Brigantine Office of Emergency Management ” OEM” –

National Weather Service —

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management —

ReadyNJ Alerts and Updates Blog —

NJOEM on Facebook —

NJOEM on Twitter —

NJ State Police on Facebook —

NJ State Police on Twitter —



Winter: Alternative Heating Source Safety

Families use alternative heating sources during the cold weather (it’s a good idea to have one available in case the furnace fails), please take the following precautions:

Be sure to allow proper ventilation and place it in a safe location away from flammable objects. You should have at least 3 feet of clearance between your alternative heat source and anything that could burn.

Always turn off alternative heat sources before leaving or going to bed and do not leave children or pets unattended around any heating source. This includes extinguishing the embers in the fireplace – and never leave a fire burning unattended in the fireplace.

Use generators only as independent power sources. Keep them outside and run a cord inside. Don’t connect generators to main service panels. This could injure or kill utility workers trying to restore power.

Fireplace Safety

Use a sturdy screen in front of the fireplace to avoid sparks from flying out and igniting nearby objects and burn only clean wood.

The immediate area in front of a fireplace (approximately 3 feet) should not have a rug, carpet or exposed wood flooring.

Allow enough clearance between a wood-burning stove and combustible materials such as walls, floors and ceilings.

Make sure the flue is open before lighting a fire.

Never close the flue while a fire is still smoldering.

Never use gasoline or lighter fluid to start a fire.

When lighting a gas fireplace, strike the match first, then turn on the gas.

Burn only dry, seasoned wood and dispose of the cooled ashes in a closed metal container outside of your home.

Portable / Kerosene Heater

Don’t use an extension cord with a portable heater. The current from the heater could melt the cord and cause a fire.

Make sure the room has proper ventilation before using a kerosene heater.

Since a kerosene heater has a constant open flame, it should not be used in a room where there are flammable solvents, aerosol sprays, gasoline or any type of oil.

Do not use a fluid that is not recommended for your heater. Refuel outside and only after the heater has cooled down.


Check the heater’s wick every couple of weeks during the heating season. If the wick is dirty, clean it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


Winter: Freezing Pipes & Plumbing

Water freezing in your cold and hot water pipes can cause serious problems. While this freezing takes place, the pipe begins to swell and may burst. In most cases, the actual break doesn’t appear until the water begins to thaw.

A little bit of planning can make for a dryer, happier winter. Brigantine Water Department encourages residents to take the following preventative actions to protect home plumbing:

Locate and mark the main water cutoff valve for your home. This cutoff valve is usually found near where the waterline comes into your house. Damage from running water can be minimized if you can turn off this valve quickly.

Make sure the waterline to outside faucets is turned off and the line is drained. Consider wrapping or insulating your water pipes, especially those pipes near outside walls, under the house or in the attic. Insulation supplies are available at local home improvement or hardware stores.

Eliminate drafts. Check around the home for areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas and take measures to prevent the flow of cold air in these areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, attic, garage and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated. A hot water supply line can freeze just as a cold water supply line can if water is not running through the pipe and the water temperature becomes cold.

If a water pipe freezes, never try to thaw it with an open flame or torch. You can use a hair dryer or portable heater, but always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.

If you will be away from your home, keep the thermostat at a reasonable temperature to make sure all areas with water pipes are kept above freezing.

If you suspect you have a frozen water meter, call Brigantine Water Department for help.

Business hours: 609-266-7800

After hours Emergency : 609-266-7414 or 911

If you are vacating your home because you have lost your heat source, locate and turn off your main water cutoff valve.

After the valve is turned off, open a faucet on each level of your home to allow for expansion should the undrained water freeze.

If you are staying in your home or will be monitoring your home frequently, allow a faucet to drip cold water slowly. At a minimum, the dripping faucet should be the one that is the greatest distance from your main water cutoff valve.

Consider allowing a slow drip in areas that are least protected from the cold (basements, crawl spaces, attics and garages).

Getting Help

If the pipe breaks, quickly shut off the water valve, if you haven’t already done so. Then call a plumber. They have the know-how to correctly fix the break.

Should you call the fire department? Only if the water gets in or near electrical outlets or panels, or if the water threatens a pilot light or power to a water heater or furnace.

Heating emergency numbers

• Atlantic Electric 1-800-833-7476

• South Jersey Gas: 609-561-9000.

We are only a phone call away …If  you need help  please call us..

Non -Emergency  Dial  266-7414

Emergency Dial  911


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