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Erie County Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Introduces Assistive Communication Tools for First Responders

In an emergency situation, it is not always possible to find a language interpreter who can be on site. Also, an individual’s hearing or speech can be impacted by injury or illness. These toolkits allow an individual to immediately indicate medical conditions or illness, such as diabetes, cancer, epilepsy or drug allergies, to inform the first responders’ actions.…;