DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY
TO: Local Enforcing Agencies, Fire Departments, Police
Departments, EMS and ALL First Responders
FROM: NJ Division of Fire Safety, State Fire Marshal
DATE: June 2005
SUBJECT: Residential Disability Emblem Program
The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety is proud to provide uniform symbols (emblems) to identify homes of residents who need assistance of a special nature.
Two emblems are now available which will provide a uniform means to identify homes to all first responders. One emblem is for oxygen or oxygen delivery systems. The other is for those with disabilities that may require special assistance.
The Division of Fire Safety in the Department of Community Affairs will distribute these emblems free of charge, upon proof of special need to all NJ residents that apply.
Emblems are to be posted by front entrance doors of all residents who are either disabled in some way or on oxygen or an oxygen delivery system. Addition emblems may be placed where that person is stationed or sleeps.
Blue Emblems indicate disability, green indicate oxygen in use. Both have NA in center indicating (Needs Assistance) in the center of a diamond shaped emblem. We have enclosed a notice that may be posted in a non-public area that includes an actual sample of the emblems.
We ask that the descriptions of these emblems be kept as confidential as possible to avoid any unwanted attention by other than first responders.
Please pass on their descriptions to your members/employees. You will soon see them statewide. Your involvement is essential to make this program a success.
Questions regarding this program may be directed to the Division of Fire Safety's Contractor Certification and Emblems unit at 609-633-6737 or 609-633-6322 or www.state.nj.us/dca/dfs.
NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY
STATE FIRE MARSHAL
DISABILITY AND OXYGEN USE EMBLEMS
BLUE INDICATES A RESIDENT WITH A DISABILITY AND MAY NEED ASSISTANCE DURING AN EMERGENCY
GREEN INDICATES A RESIDENT UTILIZING OXYGEN AND MAY NEED ASSISTANCE. REMEMBER OXYGEN IS DANGEROUS AROUND AN OPEN FLAME OR FIRE.
Questions regarding the program should be addressed to the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety at 609-633-6737 or 609-633-6322.