Anniston and Oxford First Responders Get Autism Training


First responders get special training for understanding some special people. Retired Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Alan Martin was in Anniston and Oxford today as part of the Alabama Fire College’s Autism Awareness for First Responders Program. April is Autism Awareness Month, and many first responders will come into contact with people with autism spectrum disorder many times throughout their careers.

Martin says the training is important for first responders to know what to expect. Martin says the training will help firefighters assist those with Autism in high-stress situations, which is often the case when responding to a scene.

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