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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Saturday, emergency officials in Wilmington took steps to make sure that everyone is prepared for potential emergency situations, including the deaf and blind community.
People who are deaf and blind or have other disabilities were invited to learn what to do in case of an emergency.
State troopers, firefighters, sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement agents were on hand to learn more about blind, deaf and disabled people and how to better help them in emergency situations.
Law enforcement officials also learned some new tips on how to reach deaf community members should they not hear them knocking on the door.
Those who attended also filed paperwork with personal information to help law enforcement better identify them when responding to an emergency.
The event took place at the Cape Fear Community College North Campus Training Center.
Organizers say events like this are extremely important because there is a limited number of opportunities for the deaf and blind communities to learn these safety techniques.
Organizers plan to make this an annual event.
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