E.A.C.H. Registry Program
Evacuation Assistance Can Happen
The Knox County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary registry of individuals who would require assistance in the event of an emergency. This assistance could be as simple as advising a person of a situation in the vicinity of their residence to those who need evacuation assistance in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. This registry alerts emergency responders as to a resident’s address and gives them the vital information they need to better meet the resident's needs. It is important that emergency personnel know where to find you, and how best to meet some of your requirements during a disaster requiring evacuation.
Participation in the registry is voluntary and all information is strictly confidential, used only for emergency purposes.
Individuals are eligible to be registered with the Special Needs Registry if they are frail, elderly, medically needy, and/or disabled and are not served in or by a residential facility program (i.e. nursing home, retirement apartments, etc.). Eligible individuals need only to complete the attached form and return it to the Emergency Management Agency Office. Forms are available here, stopping by the Public Safety Building at 150 S Broad St, Galesburg during business hours 8am-4pm Monday - Friday, or calling our office at (309) 345-3756.
Our mission is to assess and plan for hazards and emergencies and work with other public safety, municipal agencies, and public health to ensure public welfare. As a pre-planning tool, the Special Needs Registry should be considered strongly for all people who have special medical needs (i.e. oxygen or life support systems that are dependent upon electrical power) or have physical disabilities that would make it difficult to evacuate independently if the need arose.
For more information on this service, contact the Emergency Management Agency Office.