WILMINGTON, MA — The Massachusetts Office on Disability, in partnership with the Wilmington Commission on Disabilities, is hosting a meeting to bring together people with disabilities and local emergency preparedness professionals.
This meeting will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 10:30am to noon, in the Wilmington Town Hall (121 Glen Road).
The purpose of the meeting is to explore how to ensure that people with disabilities have the assistance they need in the times of emergency, including scenarios like:
- An ice storm leaves the region without electricity.
- Fire in an industrial plant forces evacuation.
- A train jumps the tracks, releasing a cloud of toxic chemicals.
Members of the disability community will learn about the emergency response resources and procedures within their local communities and the steps that can be taken personally to prepare for emergency situations. Persons with disabilities will also receive an “Emergency Go Pack” with essential items that might be needed during an emergency. First Responders will receive “Tips for First Responders, 5th Edition.”
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