In an effort to enable First Responders to administer the highest standard of care to members of Dearborn’s Special Needs Community, the Dearborn Police and Fire Departments have initiated a Special Needs Registry for families of special needs in case of an emergency 911 call.
This voluntary program allows for families with members who may have mental health issues, or intellectual or physical impairments to register information about their special needs family members in order for the highest care to be provided during an emergency situation. Examples of specials needs are people living with Autism, Alzheimer’s Disease, Down Syndrome and physical disabilities.
The American Human Rights Council encourages residents to actively engage and to learn more about the 911 Special Needs Registry and to voluntarily register information about their special needs family members. The 911 Special Needs Registry is a benefit and additional safety measure not only to families with special needs, but for all residents and First Responders. “The more information the Dearborn Police and Fire Department have ahead of an emergency situation, better and more efficient emergency care can be provided,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC-USA Executive Director.
AHRC-USA would like to give a special acknowledgement to the Dearborn Police and Fire Departments for initiating such a groundbreaking program in metro Detroit and the state of Michigan and we strongly encourage other Police, Fire Departments, and First Responders to develop similar programs.
For more information about the 911 Special Needs Registry in Dearborn, please visit http://www.cityofdearborn.org/services/public-safety/dearborn-special-needs-registry