Ventnor Reminds Residents About Register Ready Emergency System

Register Ready is a voluntary, free, and confidential web-based service identified to vulnerable populations who may find it difficult to get to safety in the event of a disaster or emergency. Anyone with a functional or access needs (or caregivers on their behalf) is encouraged to register at or call New Jersey’s toll free 2-1-1 service. 2-1-1 will register you, offer free translation, and provide TTY services for the hearing impaired. 

Emergency management officials view special needs registries from varying perspectives, ranging from concerns about the need for consumer expectations management to an increased sense of confidence about being able to track individuals in their communities who require specific assistance during adverse conditions. Registries can also become a focal point for building a dialogue about emergency preparedness with individuals who have access and functional needs or establishing a rapport with stakeholder groups who work with at-risk populations. 

Registries are a great tool to help emergency management officials enhance services to community members, but they are not the only tool. Planning, emphasis on personal preparedness, and the engagement of stakeholder groups who work with functional needs populations are also essential tasks aimed at building a program which serves vulnerable populations.

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