Local boy scout, Adrian Allred, created autism response kits for all 42 medic units in The Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department. These kits can be used to bridge language barriers and create as comfortable an environment for children with autism and anxiety as first responders provide care. Fire Station 21, is proud to be the first to utilize this kit, with Medic 421 using it to help calm a non-verbal child. Kits are on their way to volunteer units and we can't wait. These kits could prove invaluable. Good job Adrian!
A local Boy Scout has created almost 50 emergency response kits for first responders to better help children with autism, anxiety or language barriers in medical emergencies.