About FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #032
In this episode, we learn the 4 things we need to know about Autism as firefighters. Autism is growing rapidly and 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism. Firefighters are inflicting unknown pain unto these patients because of their lack of awareness.
Don’t be one of them. Listen in to learn what you must know about people with autism and how to handle a call with an autistic child/adult.
Intro Provided by: Ryan Pennington from Views From The Jumpseat
About Capt. Thomas Buckley
Capt. Buckley has been a member of Foxborough Fire(MA) since 1990 and is also a member of Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC) and has been delivering Autism Awareness for First Responders to Massachusetts and Rhode Island firefighters since 2004.
Capt. Buckley also has a personal connection to autism because his nephew is autistic. In 2009 Tom was assigned the role of Coordinator for the State of Rhode Island and has been delivering this program to first responders since then. ALEC and ALEC-RI are both supported by grants that enable us to deliver this important information to firefighters free of charge.
ALEC and ALEC-RI currently educates first responders across the State of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and will begin shortly branching out to all of the New England States, including New York, about Autism Spectrum Disorder and how to better understand a person who is on the spectrum. ALEC has trained over 17,000 first responders in Massachusetts and over 5000 in twenty-one additional States since its inception.
About the FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
The FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is an audio program for up and coming firefighters and leaders who want to become better at the ever evolving skill of firefighting and to continue growing into a better leader. We interview great firefighters, officers and other authorities inside and outside of the fire service who bring great ideas, insights and information to share with us so we can take our skills to the next level.
About The Game ” Are You Smarter Than A Probie?”
David Soler and Firefighter Toolbox are also the creators of “Are You Smarter Than A Probie?” game show. Listen in weekly as brave firefighters compete to answer 5 FFI/FFII questions on the hot seat and prove they are smarter than a probie. New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.) To learn more about the show- Click Here —–
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