Let’s Make A Plan! Training Manual
Nancy Svirida, Disability Law Center, May 2007
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has developed a guide that provides information on how to care for a pet during an emergency. Some individuals may not want to leave a pet unattended during an emergency, and this guide can help them prepare in advance:
9-1-1 disability indicator program – This program is a function of the MA Statewide Emergency Telecommunication Board (SETB), which is under the MA Executive Office of Public Safety: . This program allows individuals with special health needs to sign up for a program that will allow 9-1-1 dispatchers to see the specific medical needs (e.g. wheelchair) of this individual when they make a 9-1-1 call from their home telephone. The 9-1-1 dispatcher can then alert the emergency responders to the specific medical need prior to their arrival at the individual’s home. To find your community’s 9-1-1 municipal coordinator, call SETB at 781-944-9113 or email them at .
[Local resources like VNA, Elder Affairs, Medical Reserve Corps, etc.]
If you have feedback on this presentation, have questions, or would like to see this training offered somewhere else, you can contact Nancy Svirida, Staff Attorney at the Disability Law Center, at 32 Industrial Drive East, Northampton, MA 01060, or call at 413-584-6337, or email at .