On April 22, 2014 the Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention Program (BCJFPP) will be offering Autism and Safety – It’s Unpredictable, a free workshop for first responders and others who work and interact with adolescents who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Over recent years, there has been an increased need for ASD training for first responders. The training is very important to familiarize firemen, police, and others who may interact with an individual who may have Autism Spectrum Disorder. The workshop’s goal is to instruct them on how to handle communication and safety challenges they may encounter.
Westwood, NJ resident William (Bill) Quinn, a firefighter with the Westwood Fire Department since 1982, was recently honored for his work as a Charter Member of the Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention Program.
The Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention Program (BCJFPP) is designed to improve the quality of life for children, families, and the community through fire prevention education and intervention. With the backing of Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus), the BCJFPP has counseled and educated over 2,000 children of the dangers and consequences of setting fires.