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Personal responsibiity in preparedness is evolving

As emergency officials spent the year responding to disasters across our state, a trend began emerging. 

An understanding about the need for personal responsibility in preparedness is evolving. 

The warnings to pack kits and store water before a crisis are being heeded.

Emergency Planners at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office have teamed up with Pueblo County’s Department of Information Technology to create an opportunity for those individuals to “pre-identify” themselves as someone with Access and Functional Needs. 

The new system allows citizens to go online and register their address along with their specific need with emergency managers.

The online registry is private and the data is available to the Pueblo County Emergency Operations Center alone. 

It will provide officials with a map of locations inside a particular area that may need special notifications or assistance during an evacuation or extended shelter period.

To register yourself, your loved one, or a group facility, go to either the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office ( www.pueblosheriff.com)  website or the Pueblo County website ( www.pueblo.county.org ) and click on the AFN Registry link.

Anyone without internet access can call 719-583-6200 during business hours for over the phone registration.

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