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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Fishers Fire Department Announces New Database

Fishers, IN – Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services, in conjunction with the City of Fishers Disability Awareness Roundtable, is proud to announce our new Special Needs Data System.
 
This is a voluntary database for Fishers citizens to provide responders with valuable information regarding special needs presence in their residence, such as dependency on oxygen, mobility issues requiring a wheelchair, ventilator use and cognitive or communication barriers.  When this information is provided, responders will have secure, advanced notice en route to the emergency via their apparatus computers. 
 
This information can be critical in situations such as firefighters responding to a residence fire, alerting rescuers that there could be someone in the home that needs additional help escaping from the situation and raising awareness of hazards such as the presence of oxygen canisters.
 
Secondly, in the event of a widespread incident such as a hazardous materials spill or a destructive weather event which causes widespread damage and/or power loss, responders can identify an area through the database with specific addresses that may need priority assistance or special instructions on how to shelter in place.
 
Citizens can participate in this free service by completing the online form.  Should they have questions or require assistance completing the form, please visit the Fishers Fire Headquarters or call 317-595-3200 and ask for a Community Paramedic. After the form is submitted, they will be contacted to verify the information and then again annually for any updates.  Residents can opt out of the program or make updates at any time.
 
This program was designed through the partnership of the Fishers Fire Department and the citizens of the City of Fishers Disability Roundtable to better serve people in our community with additional needs.
 
For further information about Fishers Fire Department and our programs, contact the Fishers Fire Department at 317-595-3200, at www.fishers.in.us or follow us on Twitter at @fishersfiredept.

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