People with Special Needs
Access to 9-1-1
Individuals with hearing or speech impairments can register to use Text 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. Just follow the link to register.
Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special NeedsThis link Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs is a guide that provides information on preparing an emergency plan and kit for people with disabilities / special needs
and for caregivers.
While disasters and emergencies affect everyone, their impact on people with disabilities / special needs is often compounded by factors such as reliance on electrical power, elevators, accessible transportation and accessible communication – all of which can be compromised in
By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies.
From the Regional Director of Emergency Management:
The following Information is drawn from the Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs from Public Safety Canada. These brochures have been prepared by the Regional Director of Emergency Management from the Town/County of St. Paul; Town of Elk Point and the Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay.
- Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Hearing Disabilities
- High-rise Safety for Individuals with Special Needs/Disabilities
- Individuals with Mobility Limitations
- Individuals with Non-Visible Disabilities
- Seniors with Special Needs
- Travel Considerations for Individuals with Special Needs
- Special Consideration for People with Poor or Loss of Vision