LACoFD PARTNERS WITH WRC TO HOST SIRENS OF SILENCE EVENT,
“A DAY WITH FIRST RESPONDERS”
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) is partnering with Westside Regional Center (WRC) to host a Sirens of Silence event, “A Day with First Responders.”
This sensory-friendly event welcomes families who have loved ones with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs to meet and engage with public safety partners and health agencies.
Individuals of all ages will have the opportunity to see, touch, and try fire and law enforcement gear, apparatus, and equipment in a sensory-sensitive space; mutually share with first responders on how to best approach loved ones with special needs; and learn how to protect their families in emergencies. This Sirens of Silence event will also feature sensory stations, interaction with LACoFD’s peer support dog, Tiller, and an opportunity to learn Hands-Only CPR.
A limited-edition safety window cling for vehicles will also be available at this event. This window cling (image attached) discreetly alerts first responders of a driver and/or passengers with special needs.
The LACoFD’s award-winning Sirens of Silence program promotes ASD and special needs awareness, education, and inclusion through training and extensive resources available for free on our website.
The LACoFD and WRC are collaborating with the Lifeguard Division, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Culver City Fire Department, Culver City Police Department, Gardena Police Department, Inglewood Police Department, Santa Monica Police Department, McCormick Ambulance, and Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.
Saturday, May 20, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Westside Regional Center
5901 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 90230
Karen Zarsadiaz-Ige, Communications Manager
David Norman Sr., Emergency Response Specialist