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    Fire Department Special Needs Open House

    New this year, the Ankeny Fire Department is offering a special Open House for individuals with autism, special needs or disabilities and their families. The following activities will be offered and have been modified for those with special needs:

    • Meet Ankeny first responders in a fun, safe and sensory friendly way
    • Families can explore a fire engine, police car and an ambulance and meet personnel on their terms, making future encounters less frightening
    • Escape from the new fire safety house
    • Tour the Fire Department
    • Spray water from a fire hose
    • Explore firefighters’ protective gear
    • Make an emergency plan for your family
    • Fire extinguisher and hands only CPR training available for family members
    • Storytime
    • Quiet and sensory friendly areas
    • Other fire safety and educational activities

    The following community partners also plan to participate in the Special Needs Open House: Ankeny Police Department, Polk County Emergency Management, Iowa Department of Public Health, EMS for Children, National Weather Service, Autism Society of Iowa and Easter Seals.

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