Special Needs Program
Even though you are on this registry, you should still call 911 in the event of a life-threatening situation.
If you or someone in your family has a special need that will make responding to an emergency difficult, we need to know. Please sign up for our Special Needs Registry.
Located below will be the two pages you will need to fill out and submit to our office. You may send this document by either dropping it off, mail (or email), or faxing. If you have any questions in regards to this, please contact us.
Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Management’s mission is to assess and plan for hazards and emergencies and work with other public safety and agencies to ensure public welfare.
Many people may need extra help during a time of emergency, including people who:·
Use life support systems such as oxygen, respirator, ventilator, dialysis, pacemaker, or are insulin dependent;
Have mobility disabilities and use a wheelchair, walker, cane, or other mobility device;
Are visually impaired, blind, hard of hearing, or deaf;
Have speech, cognitive, developmental or mental health disabilities; or
Use assistive animals or prosthesis.
The Special Needs Registry should be considered strongly for all people who have special medical needs (i.e. oxygen or life support systems that are dependent upon electrical power) or have physical disabilities that would make it difficult to evacuate independently if the need arose. The registry is completely voluntary and eligible individuals need only complete the registration form and return it to the Emergency Management Office. Forms are available by calling our office at (252) 335-4444.
The information submitted to the Pasquotank-Camden Special Needs Emergency Registry is held confidential and only accessed to assist in your safety and well-being. The Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Management Agency works with Pasquotank-Camden Central Communications (911) to notify first responders when they are responding to a household that may have someone enrolled in the Registry. This notification allows first responders additional time to consider how to best respond to that incident. Again, strict confidentiality is maintained at all times and only those who have a reason to access the information are authorized to do so.
Finally, there is no substitute for personal preparation. In a disaster, government and other agencies may not be able to meet your needs. It is important for all residents to make individual plans and preparations for their care and safety in an emergency. You are in the best position to plan for your own safety as you are best able to know your functional abilities and possible needs during and after an emergency or disaster situation. You can cope with disaster by preparing in advance with your family and care attendants.