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Disabled Can Sign Up For First Responders System

Last updated on Monday, February 27, 2012

(BLOOMINGTON) - The City of Bloomington and Monroe County encourages individuals with disabilities to sign up with the Special Needs Registry for First Responders, the community’s voluntary emergency registration system.

The Bloomington and Monroe County Special Needs Registry allows first responders to access specific information easily during emergency situations. Individuals with disabilities or family members who would like to be included may register at http://bloomington.in.gov/specialneedsdispatch.

The registration form may be printed from the website, completed and mailed to Bloomington/Monroe County Special Needs Registry, 220 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401. Alternative formats of the registration form are also available: paper, large print, Braille and Spanish language forms may be obtained by calling 349-3429 or e-mailing human.rights@bloomington.in.gov. Anyone needing assistance completing the form may use the same contact information.

After registration, a City representative will contact registrants every six months to ensure the information is up to date.

Information gathered will allow first responders to maximize the effectiveness and quality of care provided. Having disability-specific information prior to arriving at the scene of an emergency could mean the difference between life and death."

For more information, please contact Craig Brenner at 349.3471 or brennerc@bloomington.in.gov.

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