What is the VPR?
The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a free, voluntary and confidential service that improves the safety of vulnerable residents living at home. This is done through direct communication with registrants during an emergency and through sharing important information to emergency responders about those on the VPR.
Criteria for Eligibility
The VPR is available to residents who experience any of the following:
- Mobility issues
- Visual or hearing impairments
- Developmental disabilities or cognitive impairments
- Challenges related to mental health
- Individuals who require electricity for life-sustaining equipment (life support, oxygen or dialysis)
- Temporary limitations (due to illness or recovery from surgery)
When there is a need to evacuate an area of the region, the Vulnerable Persons Registry provides critical information to emergency responders to assist registrants in getting to safety. The VPR Team connects directly with Registrants to confirm their evacuation plan and to send assistance if the registrant requires it to evacuate safely.
Day to Day Emergencies
The Vulnerable Persons Registry has been integrated to provide VPR registrant information to fire dispatched 9-1-1 calls. This integration confirms the location of vulnerable registrants and allows emergency responders to ensure they can prepare to assist VPR registrants in an effective manner when they arrive on scene.