The Dane County Disaster Preparedness Registry is a voluntary registry of individuals who would require assistance
in the event of an emergency. This assistance could be as simple as advising a person of a situation in the
vicinity of their residence to those who need evacuation assistance in the event of a natural or man-made
disaster. This registry alerts emergency responders as to a resident’s address and gives them the vital
information they need to better meet the resident's needs. It is important that emergency personnel know
where to find you, and how best to meet some of your requirements during a disaster requiring evacuation.
Participation in the registry is voluntary and all information is strictly confidential, used only
for emergency purposes.
Individuals are eligible to be registered with the Special Needs Registry if they are frail, elderly,
medically stable but need assistance with their permanent or temporary disability, and/or are disabled and
are not served in or by a residential facility program (i.e. nursing home, assisted living, retirement
apartments, etc.). Eligible individuals need only to complete the on line or hard copy form and return it
to the Dane County Emergency Management Office. Forms are available here, stopping by our office at 115 W.
Doty Street, Room 2107, in Madison during business hours, or calling our office at (608) 266-4330
Our department's mission is to assess and plan for all emergencies and work with other public safety and
municipal agencies to ensure public welfare. As a pre-planning tool, the Special Needs Registry should be
considered strongly for all people who have special needs (i.e. oxygen or life support systems that are
dependent upon electrical power) or have physical disabilities that would make it difficult to evacuate
independently if the need arose.
If you have any questions please contact:
"The more we share about us and our supports, the better off we'll be in a disaster."