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Special Needs Registry

Do you or someone you know have Special Needs that would require special assistance in the event of a fire, weather related or other emergency situation?

Persons with Special Needs are defined as, This could include those who are deaf, blind, bedridden, mentally impaired, without radio or television, or lacking transportation necessary to evacuate.

A website has been developed to collect information about persons with Special Needs living in private residences within Mifflin County.  The information will be kept confidential and only be made available to Emergency Response Personnel during an emergency to locate and promptly assist those individuals who have special needs.

If you do not have access to a computer, you can request a paper form by calling (717) 248-9645 or by writing to:

              Mifflin County Office of Public Safety
              20 N. Wayne St.
              Lewistown, PA 17044

Additional information about the Special Needs Survey may be found below under Special Needs FAQs.

 

 

​Special Needs FAQs
  
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WILL ANYONE CONTACT ME AFTER I ENTER INFORMATION?

​An automated e-mail will be generated on an annual basis to update any information that might have changed. If you complete a paper survey, the annual contact will be by telephone or by mail. If changes to your situation occur before we contact you, please let us know. It is critical that these updates be completed to ensure the most current information is available.

Additionally, the last page of the survey will ask you if you would like the American Red Cross of Susquehanna Valley to contact you and provide information about how individuals and families can better prepare themselves for disasters. This service is provided at ABSOLUTELY NO COST. If you answer "NO", you will not be contacted.
 

Everyone is encouraged to better prepare themselves and their families for disasters. A good rule of thumb is that you should be able to survive in your home for 72 hours with no outside assistance. The American Red Cross of Mifflin County can assist you in meeting this goal.

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER?

Direct computer entry is the most efficient way to get your information into the system. You could ask a family member or friend to help, or utilize a computer at a local library. If you have absolutely no way to access a computer, you can call Mifflin County Office of Public Safety at 717-248-9645, and request that a paper copy of the survey be mailed to you. When you return this our staff will then enter your information into the data base.

WHAT ASSISTANCE CAN I EXPECT AS A RESULT OF PROVIDING THIS INFORMATION?

The knowledge gained from the surveys will enable emergency responders to come to the scene with the necessary equipment needed and alert additional services if necessary, such as an ambulance or wheelchair equipped van.

HOW WILL THE INFORMATION I ENTER BE USED?

The information will be kept confidential and only be made available to Emergency Response Personnel during an emergency. It will provide emergency responders with the knowledge to locate and promptly assist those individuals who have Special Needs.

I AM NOT SURE IF I SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

Register on the site and look over the information being requested. If you are not interested in participating at that point you can delete your entry. You can also contact the Mifflin County Office of Public Safety by phone 717-248-9645 with your questions or comments.

HOW DO I USE THE SPECIAL NEEDS SURVEY APPLICATION?

Follow the instructions to the right to enter information into the online data collection tool. New users must create an account. The process is very simple and you will be able to enter the requested information without additional assistance. Once you create an account, you may enter as many persons as you like. Please try to complete as many of the questions as possible.

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