January 10 2018

Board of Health to hold Training for People with Disabilities

By: Robert Parris

Preparing for an emergency gives citizens a way to stay safe whether in case of bad weather, outages or many other events. People who have difficulty getting around their home and community will have a chance to participate in training for what to do in case of an emergency situation.  


The Massachusetts Office on Disability, in partnership with the Burlington Board of Health will host a meeting to bring people with disabilities and local emergency preparedness professionals together.


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.


The purpose of the meeting is to ensure people with disabilities have the assistance they need in an emergency such as power outages, evacuations, or a severe weather event.  


Persons with disabilities will also receive an “Emergency Go Pack” with essential items that might be needed during an emergency.


The meeting will be held on February 6th from 10 am to noon. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing boh@burlington.org or call the Board of Health at 781-270-1955. 

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