|GOFFSTOWN POLICE TO HOLD SIGN UP FOR ‘AUTISM 911’/MEDICAL/MENTAL HEALTH REGISTRATION|
Parents of autistic children and families afflicted with mental/medical health disabilities are invited to register their children with the police department on November 16, 2011.
In conjunction with Easter Seals of Manchester, the New Hampshire 911 call center, and the Goffstown Fire Department, the Goffstown Police Department is sponsoring a registration session for families affected by autism and other mental/medical health concerns. The registration process involves taking a photograph and some basic information about the child/family member and their family, which can be available to emergency first responders in the event of an emergency. This process is designed to help police officers and other first responders know where children and adults afflicted with autism or other mental/medical health disabilities live and where they might wander to in a time of crisis.
This is an open invitation to all families who feel that registering their family member may assist emergency first responders in the event of an emergency. This is the Fifth such event held at police headquarters since 2007.
Children & afflicted persons being registered will also be able to check out emergency vehicles and get acquainted with community first responders. Registration will take place at the police department on November 16, 2011, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Captain Robert Browne at 497-4858 or Communications Specialist Heidi Roberge.