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Emergency Preparedness is community readiness activities, programs, and systems development prior to an emergency; which promotes community resiliency.
The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. This site continues to keep the public informed about public health emergencies and provides the information needed to protect and save lives
A free service which allows families to register important disability/medical information to their local Emergency Communication Center. In case of an emergency, the Emergency Communication dispatcher will be able to see a description of a persons disability, special rescue notes and current location on-screen. EMS, police and fire fighters can arrive on the scene prepared to help families/persons with disabilities. Information is private and secure. Service may not be available in all areas.
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The Tennessee Disability Pathfinder is a free, statewide, information and referral service for persons with disabilities, family members, service providers, and advocates.
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder © Tennesee Disability Pathfinder is a joint project of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.