Premise Notification Entry
What is a Premise Notification Entry?
A Premise Notification Entry is a form filled out by family members of loved ones affected by a medical diagnosis (Autism, Down Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, etc.) that could result in the registrant having contact with Police, Fire, or EMS. When Police, Fire, and/or EMS are dispatched to the registrant’s home for an emergency call they can be made aware of the registrant’s name, description, and other important information that may aid them in the appropriate response.
There are additional reasons you may choose to have a Premise Notification Entry submitted for your residence. Those can include if you have a door code or hidden key in the event you have an emergency and can not get to your door to unlock it, if there is medical equipment that needs to be powered 24/7 in the event of a power outage or other emergency, if you have medical equipment, such as an oxygen tank, that require special considerations in the event of a fire or other emergency, or any other information you may think is important for Police, Fire, and/or EMS to know when responding to your residence.
What information is required?
The personal identifying information for the registrant is extremely helpful, however if you do not feel comfortable providing any of the requested information you do not need to. You can fill out as much or as little of the form as you prefer.
Does the Police Department share this information with any outside agencies?
The information is provided to the Bucks County Dispatch Center (9-1-1). The Dispatch Center is responsible for dispatching emergency calls to Police, Fire, and EMS. The Premise Notification Entry is attached to the registrant’s address, so when dispatched the Premise Notification is made available to the responding emergency personnel.
The information provided is also added to our in-house Record Management System so that important information about your loved one is easily accessible should there be a need for it. An example of this being beneficial is in the case of you having to report your loved one is missing.
Otherwise, after the information is entered into the computer the form you fill out is shredded.
Can I remove a Premise Notification Entry?
Yes, contact the Police Department or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request it be removed. Some examples for removal may be that you have relocated or that your loved one is no longer living at the residence.