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Emergency & Planning Ahead

21 Jun 2021 12:22 PM | Brian Elliott (Administrator)

In emergency situations, time and information are extremely valuable.  Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee Counties all have options that allow people to provide important emergency information to keep on file with emergency services. The nice part about this service is that you can provide as little or as much information as you feel comfortable.  You can provide details about your disability that they may need to know upon arrival for an emergency.  Such as, if you are deaf or blind, a wheelchair user, where your room is located, information on pets that may need to be rescued or relocated, or if you just want them to be aware that you have specific allergies, etc. This information can save valuable time during an emergency that responders can use before making contact, helping interactions with them to be smoother and more successful.

These services are confidential, safe, secure, and your information is only available to emergency responders when you call for help.  None of your personal information is shared with any other organizations or agencies.

Jackson dispatch uses an internal online fillable form for information you would like emergency responders to know.  You can submit the form online or print the form and mail, hand deliver, or email it to the dispatch office. Jackson dispatch also offer a service called Code Red that allows you to register to be alerted by email or smart phone when there is an emergency in our area such as Tornado, missing person, etc.

You can find online information for the Jackson dispatch form here:  https://www.mijackson.org/FormCenter/Sheriff-50/Emergency-Response-Information-for-Indiv-92

Hillsdale and Lenawee Counties each offer Smart 911.  Smart 911 is an online form that provides information you would like emergency responders to know about you.  With this service you can also request RAVE which notifies about emergencies in those counties.

To find information on Hillsdale Smart 911: https://www.co.hillsdale.mi.us/index.php/tm-law-enforcement/tsm-crt-911/sm-911-rave

To find information on Lenawee Smart 911:  https://www.lenaweealerts.com/

If you would like further information on this service or assistance registering, a disAbility Connections staff would be happy to help.  Give us a call at 517-782-6054.

disAbility Connections, Inc.      409 Linden Ave.  Jackson, MI   49203      Phone:  (517) 782-6054      Fax:  (517)  782-3118

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