Middletown Officials Urge Residents with Special Needs to Register
This system is designed to identify individuals who require special assistance during emergencies.
Middletown Emergency Management recommends that any resident, regardless of age, who has a chronic condition, disability, special healthcare need, or may require additional assistance during a time of emergency register on the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry.
This system is designed to identify individuals who require special assistance during emergencies. This registry was developed by The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency.
Some examples include people who:
- Use life support systems such as oxygen, respirator, ventilator, dialysis, pacemaker, or are insulin dependent.
- Have mobility disabilities and use a wheelchair, scooter, 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 a prosthesis.
If any individual cannot complete the enrollment form themselves, a family member, caregiver, or authorized representative can enroll the individual on their behalf.
While enrollment in the Registry does not guarantee assistance, it allows first
responders to appropriately plan, prepare for, and respond to the needs of the
Special Needs Emergency Registry Website:
Special Needs Emergency Registry Online Form: