National Preparedness Month: Medical Needs Registry

National Preparedness Month

Individuals with medical needs may qualify to be on the Medical Needs Registry in order to facilitate coordination during an emergency.


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The Fairfax County Medical Needs Registry is applicable to individuals that have a high-risk health condition that is either temporary or chronic, cannot manage for themselves in a general shelter or evacuation center, requires assistance in performing activities of daily living, or requires care for and the monitoring of a health condition. 

Information that is gathered will only be available to emergency planners during an emergency and may be used to communicate with people with medical needs for pre-event planning, evacuating and sheltering during an actual emergency. 

More information: Medical Needs Registry


HelpFor questions and information, contact the Office of Emergency Management:

National Preparedness Month 2011

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign. NPM is held each September and its goal is to:

  • Increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies
  • Encourage individuals to take action

September 2011 is the eighth annual NPM. The month will focus on important preparedness steps:

The Campaign’s Web sites ( and and toll-free numbers (1-800-BE-READY and 1-888-SE-LISTO) provide Americans with free emergency preparedness information

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