Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry
The information submitted to the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry is shared with local and state first responders and emergency management officials. Your information is held confidentially and only accessed to assist in your safety and well-being. Enrolling in the Special Needs Emergency Registry lets police, fire, and other first responders in your community better prepare for and respond to your needs during a hurricane, storm, or other emergency.
People who may need extra help during a time of emergency include people who:
- Use life support systems
- Have mobility disabilities
- Are visually impaired, blind, hard of hearing, or deaf
- Have speech, cognitive, developmental or mental health disabilities
- Use assistive animals or a prosthetic
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
NCMEC provides trainings, resources, and best practices related to missing and exploited children.
American Red Cross - Water Safety
The American Red Cross has compiled information and resources on water safety, including "Why Is Water Safety So Important", "What Does It Mean to Be Water Competent?", and "How to Make Water Safety a Priority".
National Autism Association's Big Red Safety Box
The Big Red Safety Box is a free-of-charge toolkit given to autism families in need as a means to educate, raise awareness, and provide simple tools that may assist them in preventing, and responding to, wandering-related emergencies.
Real time GPS tracker, this app can help with vehicle location, speed warnings, instant crash alerts, and more.
- PODS Swimming - East Providence, RI
- Rhode Island YMCA - Various locations
These tip sheets are a way to gather important information at a glance. These can be helpful for medical appointments, school, and community events.