To Register Online with the Suffolk County Emergency Preparedness Registry click here
The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management has expanded the Special Needs Registry into a county-wide registry for ALL residents to include those with special and/or functional medical needs. This secured encrypted registry is voluntary and free. It is designed to assist first responders and emergency planners in identifying those residents that may need assistance in evacuating and special sheltering during an emergency so that they may develop the necessary plans. It will also aid emergency planners in the development of shelter plans for those residents with Special and Functional Medical Needs, while enhancing communication to the end user and there emergency contacts.
What is the Suffolk County Emergency Preparedness Registry?
The Emergency Preparedness Registry has been established to collect information emergency responders will need to help locate and evacuate people with Special Needs or high risks during an emergency, especially when a family, caregiver or others are unable to help them.
PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM WAS FORMALLY KNOWN AS THE "JOINT EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROGRAM (JEEP) & SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY" AND IN SOME CASES THIS NAME IS STILL USED.
Who should register?
You (or someone on your behalf) should register if you may find it difficult to get to safety with family or friends or to a public shelter during an emergency evacuation, because of a physical or cognitive limitation, language barrier, or lack of transportation. Remember, your priority should be to relocate with a family member or friend first.
This registration Web site allows all residents and specifically those with greatest risks, special needs and their families, friends and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.
The information collected here is confidential and will not be available to the public. The information will be held securely and only used for emergency response and planning.
Please be as complete as possible in your responses. You will be contacted occasionally to ensure the information is correct and to make any necessary changes.
Why should you register?
- To be notified by local officials when an evacuation has been ordered.
- IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!
The first line of defense against the effects of a disaster is personal preparedness. During an emergency, the government and other agencies may not be able to meet your needs. It is important for all citizens to make their own emergency plans and prepare for their own care and safety in an emergency.
Email SuffolkJeep@suffolkcountyny.gov with any questions concerns or comments..
Paper Registration Form. Click here to download the Emergency Preparedness registration form. Note you may register online or by submitting the paper registration form.
Click the image below to view a video on the Suffolk County Emergency Preparedness Registry.