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Stay Informed Through the Functional Needs Registry

Posted at 3 p.m.

Are you signed up for the Functional Needs Registry? If so, you might have received a call in late October asking you to verify the information you have entered into the Fairfax Alerts system.

Twenty volunteers from the Office of Emergency Management’s Volunteer Corps, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) worked to call over 700 residents who are signed up for the registry. If you did not get a call or still need to verify your information, please call 571-350-1015.

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Volunteers were busy calling residents to verify and update information in the functional needs registry.

You can sign up for the Functional Needs Registry at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts. If you have any questions or need more information, call the Office of Emergency Management at 571-350-1000, TTY 711.

What is the Functional Needs Registry?

The Functional Needs Registry is a tool for Fairfax County in pre-event emergency planning, resource management and communicating with families and individuals who have identified a disability or access and functional need. The Functional Needs Registry has 12 functional need categories to select, as well as a “care provider” category for those who care for someone with a disability or access and functional need.

The registry is part of the Office of Emergency Management’s efforts to assist residents in preparing and planning for emergencies. For example, prior to or during a crisis emergency, Fairfax County staff uses this notification system to inform of potential dangers or emergencies that could affect those in our community and to provide timely updates to residents.

There is no guarantee that services will be provided, nor does registration guarantee that services will be received on a preferential basis. Residents should continue to follow emergency protocol by calling 9-1-1 in the event of a life-threatening emergency even though they have subscribed to this registry.


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Latest Edition of the Functional Needs Registry Newsletter

Posted at 11 a.m.

The Office of Emergency Management has published the April-June edition (PDF) of the Functional Needs Registry Newsletter.

In this edition, you can learn more about the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) test that happened in April, how you can be prepared for spring weather such as flooding and how you can be financially prepared for emergencies. The newsletter also highlights what resource exist in the county for individuals with access and functional needs and how you can request an emergency preparedness presentation for your network.

If you need more information on the newsletter, the Functional Needs Registry or emergency preparedness, contact the Office of Emergency Management at 571-350-1000, TTY 711; email oem-outreach@fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities, and Access and Functional Needs

Posted at 11 a.m.

For the millions of Americans who have disabilities, natural and human-made disasters present a substantial challenge. Fairfax County is committed to the inclusion of all by spreading the message of preparedness to its residents with disabilities and access and functional needs.

Functional Needs Registry

The Functional Needs Registry is a tool for Fairfax County in pre-event emergency planning, resource management and communicating with people who have identified a functional need. Sign up for the Functional Needs Registry through Fairfax Alerts at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts. Through Fairfax Alerts you also can receive information about severe weather, road closures, neighborhood evacuations and much more.

Each quarter a newsletter is sent out to the Functional Needs Registry with information and tips about emergency preparedness. Read the current newsletter (PDF) or listen to the audio version.

To learn more about how to be prepared in Fairfax County, visit the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management, call 571-350-1000, TTY 711, or send an e-mail to OEM-outreach@fairfaxcounty.gov.


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