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Kings County REMO launches Vulnerable Persons Registry

Kings County REMO has launched a Vulnerable Persons Registry.
Kings County REMO has launched a Vulnerable Persons Registry. - Contributed
COLDBROOK, N.S. —

The Kings County Regional Emergency Management Organization (Kings REMO) recently announced the launch of a Vulnerable Persons Registry.

The registry, launched Sept. 30, was developed in partnership with the Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre.

“Without the cooperation of the SSMIC, this registry would not have been possible in Kings County,” a media release reads.

“The VPR is a free, voluntary and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of residents living at home who would be at greater risk during emergencies.”

Residents can register with the Kings REMO VPR by filling out an online form at www.KingsREMO.ca. Hard copies of the VPR registration form are available through municipal offices for the County of Kings, Town of Wolfville, Town of Kentville or Town of Berwick.

“Any information provided will only be used for the VPR in order to help first responders improve your safety,” said Kings Regional Emergency Management Co-ordinator Dan Stovel in a prepared statement.

“Please remember that you still need to call 911 in an emergency, and you are responsible for having an emergency plan in place in order to be prepared to remain safe for at least three days (72 hours).”

Kings County residents without 24-hour support are encouraged to consider registering, including individuals with difficulties relating to mobility issues, vision, hearing, cognitive abilities or mental health.

Citizens who live at home and require electricity for life-sustaining medical equipment stand to benefit from the registry.

“By registering with the Kings REMO VPR, emergency response teams will have access to the locations of those who may need unique assistance during an evacuation,” the Kings REMO release reads.

“Additional information on the Kings REMO Vulnerable Persons Registry is available on the Kings REMO website or by contacting the Kings County VPR Coordinator at REMO_kingscounty@countyofkings.ca.”

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