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ILLINOIS PREMISE ALERT PROGRAM
The Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96-0788) allows people with special needs to
provide information to police, fire, and EMS first responders to be stored in a database for use in
an emergency situation. This information can then provide valuable guidance and direction to the
first responders which will assist in meeting the needs of these individuals.
The provided information will be kept confidential and will be used only to provide first
responders with the information needed to effectively deal with situations or emergencies
involving a special needs person. The information will expire two (2) years after the date
submitted and will no longer be maintained in the database thereafter unless such information is
renewed by the submitting party.
Participation in the program will not result in any type of preferential treatment to the special
needs or disabled individual. Furthermore, the act provides that the City of Woodstock, its Police
Department, and any other responding agency will not be held liable for duties relating to the
reporting of special needs or disabled individuals.
The act defines;
“Special Needs Individuals” as; “those individuals who have, or are at increased risk for, a
chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also requires
health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by individuals generally.”
Some examples would be, but are not limited to, deafness, blindness, autism, mobility issues,
inability to communicate, special medical needs, or any condition that may affect the needs of
the individual with regards to interaction with first responders.
“Disability” as; “means an individual’s physical or mental impairment that substantially
limits one or more of the major life activities; a record of such impairment; or when the
individual is regarded as having such an impairment.”
To participate in the program an individual, parent, guardian, family member, or caregiver must
complete a Woodstock Police Department Premise Alert Program Enrollment Form. Once
completed the form must be returned to the Woodstock Police Department, 656 Lake Avenue,
Woodstock, Illinois, 60098. Forms are available at the Police Department or here online.