Free Disability Training for First Responders in Clarkston
Marisa Lloyd

Free Disability Training for First Responders in Clarkston

Clarkston PD

CLARKSTON  – A free training for first responders to learn techniques for working with visually impaired or are blind individuals will be presented in Clarkston on January 13th.

Caleb Hyndman, age 14, of Lewiston will be there to explain how to better interact with people who are blind.  Disability Action Center NW (DAC NW) will also have training materials available including Deaf Driver visor cards that will be given out free to the hearing impaired. “First responders encounter a wide variety of emergency situations,” said Mark Leeper, Executive Director of DAC NW. “Naturally, protecting and saving lives is of utmost importance. And being familiar with how to interact with persons with disabilities can help maximize the safety of all persons present.”

The training will last approximately 45 minutes and is sponsored by The Isaac Foundation of Spokane, Washington and Courageous Kids Climbing of McCall, Idaho. All LEO, fire, EMS, SAR, and other interested individuals are invited to attend. Training sessions will be held at 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 7:00 pm to accommodate shifts and volunteer firefighters. Training will be held at Asotin County Fire District located at 2377 Appleside Blvd in Clarkston. Reservations are encouraged – email to courageouskidsclimbing@gmail.com.

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