Emergency Planning for Special Populations
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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.


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:



Essentials of an emergency plan for any kind of residential facility (nursing home, adult day care, etc.):

A host of resources for emergency planning for long-term residential care facilities can be found by reading and scrolling down this web page:


Contact Information

Emergency Management Commander  beverley.simpson@lacnm.us
Beverley Simpson  662-8283
This registry will assist emergency management and public safety with valuable information about the location, special requirements, number of occupants, animals, and mobility constraints of an individual.  To better assist, please fill out all boxes that apply to your situation.
LAC Emergency Registry

Los Alamos County’s Voluntary Emergency Registry assists the Office of Emergency Management by gathering basic information from the community and allowing us to plan for emergencies. The Voluntary Emergency Registry cannot guarantee assistance in an emergency. Please fill out this waiver and the registry form below to complete enrollment in the Volunteer Emergency Registry program.


Please Note: Fields with * are required

*First Name
*Last Name
*Physical Address
*Zip Code
*Home Phone
Cell Phone
Cell Provider

*Type of Residence: 

Name of Complex/Subdivision/Mobile Home Park: 

*Number of occupants in home: 

*Do you utilize medical equipment that requires power? Yes  No 

Pet Information

*Do you have pets?  Yes No

How many pets? 

What kind of pets? (Select all that apply)

Have you made arrangements for your pets during an emergency?  Yes No


*If you evacuate, you plan to go to: 

*Will you require evacuation assistance? Yes   No 

*What type of transportation would you require?

*Do you require caregiver assistance?  Yes   No 

*If shelters are available, will a caregiver accompany you?  Yes   No 

*Are you registered for the CodeRED Emergency Alert System for Los Alamos?  Yes   No 

*If no, would you like us to register you?  Yes   No 

*Are you a LANL student?  Yes   No 

*Is this an initial registry entry or renewal?

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