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First Responder Training on Autism - August 29, 2017 Baton Rouge, LA

Date Created 7/14/2017
Last Modified 7/14/2017 12:38:10 PM

First Responder Training on Autism

The Autism and Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC), hosted by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Association along with the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, is pleased to offer this training for FREE. The dynamics of the course will offer positive tools to aid first responders with different techniques to address field contact, communication and behavior, sensory issues, de-escalation techniques resulting in arrest as well as restraint and custody issues. In addition, the course will provide information on how first responders can identify an individual with Autism and discuss contrasting situations.  The primary objective of the course is to educate first responders when contacting individuals with Autism. Those interested can register online before August 29th.

August 29, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Guest Speakers:
Sgt. Jimmy Donohoe of the Pensacola, Florida Police Department
Retired Captain Bill Cannata of the Westwood, Massachusetts Fire Department

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
"C. B. Pennington, Jr. Building & Conference Center"
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

*Space is limited to 374 participants
*The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal will give 5 contact hours towards continuing education
*Breakfast and Lunch will be provided


Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal web site and follow the instructions below: 

• Click on Education;
• Click on Training and Events Calendar;
• On the calendar go to August 29, 2017 and click on “1st Responder Training on Autism”;
• Click on Sign up at the bottom of the page;
• Enter information and click register at the bottom of the page.  A follow-up e-mail confirming your placement in this class will be sent to you once your request has been processed.

For more information contact Gayle Leblanc or Alton Teekel at 225-925-4911