clearview fire and emergency services

Emergency Response Registry


Purpose 

The purpose of the Emergency Response Registry program is to provide the Clearview Fire Department staff with very important and key information that can assist in the emergency response to a person with a disability.

The Emergency Response Registry program is a proactive program designed to collect pertinent information regarding residents with disabilities that can be used by responders. This information can dictate how to best serve the resident based on their specific needs. It will also provide key size up information that can be used in an emergency that may be posing immediate threat of life.
This program will be used in all aspects of our emergency responses such as, medical emergencies, fires, power outages and weather related types of call for service.

The program is strictly voluntary and those residents wishing to utilize the program will be educated on their responsibilities under the program to ensure that the information received remains current. They will also be advised that the information is going to be placed in the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) service at Barrie Fire Control to be used and relayed in the event an emergency call is received for their residence without the use of their name. All information received by the Clearview Fire Department will be disclosed and will be in accordance to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990 c.M. 56 as amended.

All Clearview Fire Department personnel have received training in Disability Awareness. This training was provided by the Simcoe County Association for the Physically Disabled. All Fire Department staff are responsible for understanding the aspects and benefits of this program and how information collected will be utilized during emergency responses.

Administration staff have received training from the Fire Chief with regards to filling out and recording information on the Emergency Response Registry form.


Procedures

 

The form will be available in a variety of formats, such as:

 

  • Hard Copy - forms can be picked up at the Administration Center located at 217 Gideon Street in Stayner, open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

  • Forms with larger fonts will be available in order to meet the needs of those with vision disabilities.
 
By filling out the form the registrant provides information to the department that will assist during a call to the residence or an emergency that may involve their specific area.
An example would be flooding, or a power outage.
The form is very easily followed and does not ask for exception detail. Types of disabilities, mobility concerns and location of sleeping quarters are all very important pieces of information that is requested on the form. As well as other details such as oxygen
usage, number of people with disabilities in the home as well the number of service animals in the home.
 
Please submit completed form to the Administration Centre for verification and authorization. Form may also be e-mailed once complete to cshewell@clearview.ca. Once the given information is confirmed valid, the Fire Chief will authorize the information be shared with Barrie Fire Control and incorporated into the CAD system for verification and authorization.

As the specific needs change, and or there is a change in address it will be the resident’s responsibility to inform the Fire Department of these changes.

The Emergency Response Registry form is valid for the current calendar year.
For example: a form received in September will only be valid and in the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system until the 31st of December of the same year. At which time a new form must be submitted.

For more information please contact Colin Shewell, Clearview Fire Department at (705) 428-6230 ext. 403 or at cshewell@clearview.ca