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First responder training for special needs emergencies

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Quincy first responders were trained Friday to better understand people with special needs.

An officer from Pensacola Florida and a firefighter from Boston led the training.

They taught first responders how to keep situations from escalating and how to be better understand and interact with people with special needs especially in emergency situations.

"Knowing that my son could be on the other end of that, it's extremely important for me and I think very valuable for people to realize the people that struggle with different mental health disorders aren't being aggressive or trying to be resistant or anything to law enforcement." said Becky Lyon whose son has special needs.

The training was free and provided by the Quincy autism support group.
 

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