Note: Independence, Inc. has long believed that the best emergency response plan is one that is made in your own home and meets your needs. We also work very hard to assist local emergency planners and first responders to be prepared for the needs of people with disabilities in case of an emergency.
However, we want to make you aware of this opportunity, if you feel you would like to become part of a statewide registry.
North Dakota Special Needs Registry
The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), along with its partners, maintains the North Dakota Special Needs Registry (NDSNR). This registry allows emergency services across the state to better serve the public during disasters.
Residents with disabilities or significant health issues who are self-sufficient under normal circumstances, may have difficulties during disasters such as fires, floods, tornados, disease outbreaks, or acts of terrorism. This same challenge applies to older adults and other special needs populations.
Registration in the NDSNR database is not a guarantee emergency services will be provided to registrants or that registrants will be placed on a priority list for emergency responders. Registration is intended to provide first responders with the information they need to adequately plan for and respond to disasters. Preparedness information will be provided so registrants will be able to help themselves in an emergency.
All the personal information in the database is completely confidential and will not be shared with the public.
For more information, please visit the North Dakota Special Needs Registry website.