The first line of defense against the effects of a disaster or an emergency is personal preparedness. During an emergency, first responders and other government agencies may not be able to meet special needs such as accessibility issues and mobility requirements when they arrive on scene. It is important for all citizens to make individual emergency plans and prepare for their care and safety in an emergency.

A Special Needs Registry has been developed to allow residents with special needs the opportunity to provide specific information to emergency response agencies, so responders can plan to serve them more effectively in a disaster or other emergency. The Special Needs Registry is a database of individuals in our community that contains information regarding what special needs may be required for a specific person or household in an emergency situation.

Contact the Middletown Township Office of Emergency Management at 215-750-3812, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to have your information entered into the Special Needs Registry. The information collected will not be available to the public. It will be held securely and only accessed for the purpose of emergency response and planning. Participation in the Special Needs Registry is voluntary.

Why should you register?

  • To help first responders be prepared to assist you in the fastest and best way possible in any type of emergency situation.
  • To be notified by local officials when an emergency situation requiring evacuation has been ordered.
  • There is no substitute for personal preparation.