Bayonne to Hold Event for Special Needs People on September 19 With Public Safety and Community Organizations

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Mayor Jimmy Davis and Police Chief Robert Geisler announced that the City of Bayonne is sponsoring an information night for Special Needs people of all ages in conjunction with public safety agencies and community organizations.  The event will be called Calming Sirens, and will take place at DiDomenico-16th Park (lower level) on Thursday, September 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The program is brought to you by the Bayonne Special Education Parent Advisory Council, in conjunction with Chief Robert Geisler and the Bayonne Police Department.

Participating agencies include the City of Bayonne, the Bayonne Police Department, the Bayonne Fire Department, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department, McCabe Ambulance, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Bayonne Police Explorers, the U.S. Coast Guard, the IMTT Fire and Rescue Department, and several community organizations.  There will be no sirens or loud noises sounding at the event.  The Rapha Wellness Center is donating refreshments for the occasion.

The purpose of the event is to give people with special needs of all ages an opportunity to meet with emergency services in a calm, non-judgmental way.  Participants will have the opportunity to see fire trucks, police and sheriff’s cars, ambulances, motorcycles, and other vehicles.  This will be a “Touch-A-Truck” event.  The public will also be able to meet officers and agency staff members.  Community resource information will be available.

For more information, or to inquire about becoming a participating organization or business, please contact Elisha DeMaria by e-mail at Elisha.demaria@nyu.edu.  Participating groups may distribute informational literature or distribute giveaway items.

 

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