B-SAFE (Blue Signs Are For Emergencies) Dock Numbering Program

This program was developed with the aim of improving emergency response times and safety on Lake Hopatcong.


Dock Number SignHow the Program Works:

  • 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 your 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
  • Your posted number will provide an easy way for friends to locate your dock

Download B-SAFE Dock Numbering Map


About the Program

Working with first responders from the four towns surrounding the lake, as well as the New Jersey State Police, lakefront properties were 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 sign with their 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. The signs can help emergency personnel efficiently respond by land or water.

The attractive, weatherproof aluminum signs measure 8” x 16” and are blue with white reflective numbers. The signs do not contain any personal information. Simply mount your sign using the pre-drilled holes and supplied rust-free screws to your dock, boathouse, post or tree. Please complete the form below to order your B-SAFE Dock Sign for $25 – which includes shipping and handling! Thank you for your interest and support in this important safety initiative.

If you find this program beneficial, please consider becoming a member of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. Membership dollars help us to continue and expand our programming and initiatives (like this dock numbering program). The easiest way to support us is to do so online and choose reoccurring gift. Consider giving us a monthly donation of $5 or $10. With this type of sustainable giving, we can guarantee that things run smoothly. Your donation makes you a member of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation for the full 12 months after it is processed. Become a member today.

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