b safe dock number

Order your B-Safe dock number by June 1. (Photo courtesy of Lake Hopatcong Foundation)

If you don’t yet have a B-SAFE (Blue Signs Are For Emergencies) Dock Number, you can order it by June 1 and have it by July.

These weatherproof aluminum signs are blue with white reflective numbers. They do not contain any personal information and can be mounted to your dock, boathouse, post, or tree.  B-SAFE dock numbers are designed to help emergency personnel efficiently respond by land or water. Your posted number can also provide an easy way for friends to locate your dock.

Each lakefront property has been assigned a unique dock number, or “lake address,” which is linked to the 9-1-1 street address. Lakefront property owners may voluntarily purchase and post a B-SAFE dock number where it can be easily seen from the water. If an emergency occurs, an accurate location can be reported using the nearest dock number as a reference point.

  • If an emergency occurs on the water, ice, or land CALL 9-1-1
  • Locate the nearest dock sign and provide the number to the 9-1-1 operator
  • Emergency resources will be sent to the location
  • Landowners can report a water emergency and the 9-1-1 operator will be able to translate the street address to a water location

Order your dock number here.

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