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Special Needs Registry To Enhance Response Times

Delaware County will implement a new system that will enhance response times during emergencies in assisting those with special needs.

Special Needs Registry To Enhance Response Times

BROOMALL– Manager Anthony Hamaday announced at last week's Board of Commissioners work session meeting that Delaware County will be implementing a special needs registry.

"We're urging anybody who has the need or a special needs individual who needs special assistance to contact us so we can give that information to the county," said Hamaday.

According to Hamaday, the system will help the county as well as local police, fire and emergency personnel to quickly respond to those individuals during an emergency.

Though the township used to have a special needs registry previously, the database was not kept up-to-date, according to Hamaday.

"At one time we did have a special needs database that was being maintained by Nick Kerber, unfortunately, it wasn't kept up," said Hamaday. "So, we're trying to recreate that as well as to the county's."

Hamaday said residents interested in registering for the special needs database will be able to access a direct link to the county on the township website.

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