Friday, October 20, 2017

Southington’s Special Needs Registry

The Town of Southington, Southington Police Department, and Southington Fire Department are introducing a new service for our community, the 911 Special Needs Registry.  

Please read below for more information and click here to completed the Special Needs Registry Form.

 

What is the 9-1-1 Special Needs Registry?

The Town of Southington, Southington Police Department, and Southington Fire Department are introducing a new service for our community, the 911 Special Needs Registry.  

Please read below for more information and click here to completed the Special Needs Registry Form.

 

What is the 9-1-1 Special Needs Registry?

A special needs registry is a database that contains information that will assist emergency responders when responding to an emergency at the home of individuals who have special needs.

What measures are use to keep the information private?

The Public Safety Answering Point (Police Station) by law are restricted areas with access limited to authorized personnel only. No information at the public safety answering point can be accessed by hacking into the systems. As soon as the Commission of DisAbilities receives a form, they will only take down the name, address, code and the date the form comes in. Then, the form is taken directly to the Police Station.

Is this the same as the state 9-1-1 information?

The Southington Special Needs Registry will collect the same information as the State, but will gather additional information that will assist local emergency responders. The information required by the state will be provided to them by the Southington Special Needs Registry for inclusion into the state 9-1-1 system.

How is the special needs registry information gathered?

The forms will be made available through the Southington Commission of DisAbilities, Town Hall, the Library, Board of Education and through other means. If you wish to have one mailed to you directly, just write to the Southington Commission of DisAbilities.

How would someone make a change to the information?

You can write the Southington Commission of DisAbilities indicating the change. Additionally, an annual verification form will be mailed to those who have entered data into the system and changes can be made on that form.

 What if I don’t have a land line?

Use of the special needs registry does not require a phone line. Many people reporting an emergency might be using a cell phone or third party may be making the call. The registry information is based on the Southington street address information as submitted on the form. If you move prior to the annual verification, you must notify the Southington Commission of DisAbilities that you have moved.

Confidentiality?

Southington Commission of DisAbilities will keep all information confidential. All foms will be kept at the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

Is there a charge for having this information in the system?

No. The service is free of charge to all individuals.