Meeting – Special needs children and fire safety

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 26, 2014

Decatur Fire

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story described the meeting as a “drop in.” The city has issued a corrected press release to clarify that the event will bet two separate meetings: one at 10 am and one at 6:30 pm. 

The Decatur Fire Department is inviting residents who have special needs children to two meetings on Wednesday, March 12.

Fire officials will be available at Fire Station No. 1 at 10 am and 6:30 pm to discuss safety plans for families caring for children who have special needs or other medical issues. The station is located at 230 East Trinity Place.

“We want to continue responding in the best way possible to care for all families, including those with special needs,” Sgt. Ninetta Violante said. “The meeting will discuss medical care, large scale events, and fire scenarios with families. In addition, we want to inform families about the benefits of using Smart 911 and exchange ideas on how to better dispatchers’ responses to emergency calls from families with special needs.”

Anyone with questions about the meeting can contact Violante via email at or via phone, at 404-457-3289.

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