A special needs registry is being created in Alton.  The list is being complied by those in charge so that in case of emergency, anyone with a special need can receive individualized notification and instructions in the event of an emergency that affects their residence.  Inclusion on the list is voluntary, and all names will be kept confidential, according to the Alton Fire Chief.

It's called the Premise Alert Program, according to Alton Fire Chief Bernie Sebold.  He says a special need could include physical disabilities confining you to a wheelchair or bed, behavioral or mental disabilities, or a person requiring oxygen.

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He says you will have to self-renew every two years to stay on the list.  The two year limit was created to keep the list up to date.  You can download a form at the city's website, which we have linked to below.  You can also register in person at the fire station on 20th Street.


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