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  • State Fire Officials Introduce Autism Awareness Training For First Responders

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  • AURORA - The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), in partnership with the Illinois Fire Service Institute and Giant Steps, today announced a new training program for firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to help better protect individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders. The new program, available online at no cost, helps first responders to recognize autism disorders during an emergency response and better understand techniques to communicate. The training also includes an award program, whereby Giant Steps shall provide acknowledgement to fire departments whose personnel obtain this training.


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Volume or Year: 2012
Number or Issue: April 16

Date Created: 04 16 2012
Date Last Modified: 04 16 2012

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