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We all know our citizens come first always. This is a great DVD that is free, that right free.
"Working With People With Disabilities - A Guide For Responders" is now available from The Baltimore County Fire Department.

This 26-minute training DVD, produced in cooperation with the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities, is designed to help personnel from emergency medical services, fire, police, and others work effectively and compassionately with persons with disabilities. In addition to public safety agencies, the DVD also is being used for training by the American Red Cross, Central Maryland Chapter, the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, and the Baltimore County Department of Aging, and other organizations. You should check if viewing this DVD counts for EMS continuing education credits.

This training has been endorsed by the Maryland Department of Disabilities, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, Maryland State Firemens Association (MSFA), and the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, as well as a number of other public agencies and non-governmental disabilities advocacy groups.

This DVD training would not have been possible without the help of those persons with disabilities who were gracious enough to appear in the video and share their first person accounts. They communicated their views, concerns, needs and expectations more effectively than we could have explained. We also thank the many advocates for persons with disabilities who previewed the DVD and made many helpful suggestions for improvement.
The DVD is available at no charge for training purposes. Contact Fire Director James M. Korn at [email protected] to obtain a free copy.

James M. Korn, Deputy Director
Baltimore County Office of Homeland Security
and Emergency Management
700 East Joppa Road
Towson, MD 21286-5500
Office: 410-887-4860
Cell: 443-807-2075


posted by Bobby Halton
9/08/2007 11:34:00 AM

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helan said...

Dear Mr. James M. Korn:

May I be so bold as to introduce myself as Dawn Helan Wang, a fire science researcher in China.

I would ask a favor of you to supply me some information about the fire volunteers' training and the market statistics about fire products in US.

I am from Shanghai Fire Research Institute of Ministry of Public Seurity of China. Now I need the above information to do my survey about fire volunteers and fire products in US. I would like our fire related professionals to know US fire fields situation so as to we can cooperate with each other to make a safer world.

I really apprecaite to your great help and that will be my pleasure if you would like know something about China fire fighting and fire protection situation.

Thanks again!

Best regards

Mrs. Dawn Helan Wang
Shanghai Fire Research Institute of MPS
Tel: 0086-21-65248058
Fax: 0086-21-35040421
Email: [email protected]
Address: 918 Minjing Road, Shanghai 200438, P.R. China.

Wed Sep 12, 08:59:00 PM EDT  

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