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The Albany County Special Needs Registry

The Albany County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary registry of individuals who would require assistance in the event of an emergency. This assistance could be as simple as advising emergency responders of a patient's medications if called to a medical response or of those who need evacuation assistance in the event of a natural or man-made emergency. This registry alerts emergency responders as to resident locations and gives them the vital information they need to better meet the resident's special needs.

Participation in the registry is voluntary and all information is strictly confidential, used only for emergency purposes. The Town of Colonie Emergency Management & Planning Office has been working with Albany County to make this program available to qualified residents within the Town of Colonie.

Our department's mission is to assess and plan for hazards and emergencies and work with other public safety and municipal agencies to ensure public welfare. As a pre-planning tool, the Special Needs Registry should be considered strongly for all people who have special medical needs (i.e. oxygen or life support systems that are dependent upon electrical power) or have physical disabilities that would make it difficult to evacuate independently if the need arose.

For more information on this service, contact the Emergency Medical Services Department at (518) 782-2645 or by e-mail to