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Supporting individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A course for firefighters on how best to support individuals and their families to maximize the likelihood of successful outcomes
Firefighters often respond to calls to support persons with developmental disabilities. Richmond Fire Rescue and the Pacific Autism Family Network in British Columbia have been providing in-person training to first responders since 2009. We have adapted this training to create an online course so firefighters across Canada can have access to this potentially life-saving information. Firefighters can learn strategies to best support and de-escalate difficult situations and maximize the likelihood of successful outcomes.