This open house is for individuals with autism, special needs or disabilities and their families. Activities have been
modified for those with special needs:
•Meet Ankeny first responders in a fun, safe and sensory friendly way.
•Families can explore a fire engine, police car and an ambulance and meet personnel on their terms, making future encounters less frightening.
•Escape from the Fire Safety trailer
•Tour the Fire Department
•Spray water from a fire hose
•Explore firefighters’ protective gear
•Make an emergency plan for your family
•Fire extinguisher and hands only CPR training available for family members
•Quiet and sensory friendly areas
•Meet Ankeny Police officers
•Learn about Project LOST with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office
•Other fire safety and educational activities
Public Education Coordinator