Emergency Preparedness Resource Fairs for Disabilities and Access & Functional Needs
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In light of this year’s theme for National Preparedness Month — Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today — we are reminded that it is vital for people with disabilities and access and functional needs to be prepared for disasters.
If you or someone close to you happens to be a person who has an access or functional need, now is a good time to start considering how a disaster might affect you, and what your personal needs would be during the event.
Twice this month, the Office of Emergency Management will hold emergency preparedness resource fairs geared towards people with disabilities and access and functional needs. Those who attend will receive useful emergency preparedness information, get assistance with registering for Fairfax Alerts and the Functional Needs Registry, as well as have the opportunity to connect with county agencies that provide emergency services for those with disabilities and access and functional needs.
- Saturday, Sept. 17, 1-5 p.m. at the West Springfield Government Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield.
- Sunday, Sept. 25, 1–5 p.m., McLean Government Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean.
For more information on access or functional needs, the Functional Needs Registry or these meetings, call our emergency management office at 571-350-1000, TTY 711, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.