In short, the Special Needs Registry (SNR) is a database in Larimer County used to see who may need extra assistance in the event of an emergency or disaster.
If you or someone you know can answer YES to any of the following questions, the SNR could be for you:
Do you use life-supporting devices (oxygen, ventilator, feeding tube, etc) that require electricity?
Have you had a stroke or a head injury?
Do you suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's disease?
Are you paralyzed in any way or bedridden?
Are you dependent on an assistive device (walker or wheelchair) to move around?
Do you suffer from mental illness (anxiety, depression, or schizophrenia)?
Would you need special transportation in the event of a disaster or evacuation (4WD, ambulance or wheelchair accessible vehicle)?
Do you use service animals to assist you in day-to-day activities?
Take the steps to prepare for a potential emergency situation by registering with the Larimer County Sheriffs department for the SNR.
The Larimer County SNR is designed to track older adults or people living with disabilities who may require assistance in the event of a disaster. In recent years, the SNR has been used during disasters like the High Park Fire, where the Larimer County Sheriff was able to see if any of the registrants were in the evacuated area. They then made contact with each resident on the SNR to see if they needed assistance evacuating. If any of the registrants had required extra assistance, the Sheriff would have sent deputies to try and assist.
The SNR is voluntary, free, confidential and secure. The information is updated bi-annually.