People who are responsible for the care of special needs groups must prepare for and respond to emergency situations. Special needs groups include (but are not limited to) people with physical or cognitive disabilities, seniors, nursing homes and residential facilities (for children or adults) and prisons. The links below will get you started on emergency planning for your facility or the special people with whom you work and /or live.
If you are involved with a particular facility or organization that serves a special population, you can probably find additional information on emergency preparedness by contacting the relevant professional association. For example, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging is a resource for nursing home or senior center facilities. Another resource is the state or federal agency that regulates your facility.
The Los Alamos County Office of Emergency Management is available for advice and direction in your organization’s emergency planning process. Contact us at 662-8283 or 662-8290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This new NM Department of Health web page has resource links for various categories of special needs populations, including materials in Spanish for our border populations.
Info for people with disabilities in the wake of a disaster.
CODE RED Telephone Alerting System
Register for this emergency notification system that allows us to alert you by phone to an emergency in your area. Click here for more information.
Code Red Mobile App
The secure Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.
Emergency Alert Radio Station
To report a County Utilities emergency call:
(505) 662-8333 during business hours
(505) 662-8222 after hours & on weekends
A portion of OEM activities are supported by the DHSEM through sub-grants awarded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This website does not necessarily reflect DHSEM or DHS's views.