Special Needs Program

In order to better serve the special needs population of the Township, and to ensure that all agencies have access to a common confidential list, emergency and support services will institute and maintain a Town-Wide Special Needs List. The list will be kept strictly confidential, and will only be used by emergency personnel in the event of an emergency such as a fire, flood, serious storm or power failure to provide assistance to those with special needs.


Individuals would be considered special needs if they are: confined to a wheelchair, use or have oxygen present in their home, have mental or physical handicaps, are hearing or sight impaired, elderly and live alone or are senior citizens in need of assistance in an emergency.


The list will be kept in a secure computer database and updated every six months. The information will also be used to develop a reverse 911 phone list which would be used to notify those with special needs about emergency issues or events. Any special needs residents or their caregivers are invited to call the Mahwah Office of Emergency Management at 201-831-2075 or 201-831-2012 to obtain a special needs registration form or have any questions about the program answered. Email Raymond Roe or email Captain Stuart Blank to obtain a special needs form.