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Fire Department Special Needs Open House
- Date: 05/21/2019 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Location: Fire Station #1
120 NW Ash Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
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
• 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.