The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Sirens of Silence and Telemedicine for Alternate Destination (TAD) programs were among this year’s Los Angeles County National Association of Counties (NACo) 2022 Achievement Award winners. Awards will be presented at NACo’s Annual Conference and Exposition luncheon in Colorado in July.
Sirens of Silence is a public education program designed by the Communications Section to provide an opportunity for first responders and individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their parents/caregivers to learn from one another in a calm and less stimulating setting.
With an increase of mental health emergency calls, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section created the TAD program to enable 9-1-1 patients to be taken to a Psychiatric Urgent Care Center rather than a hospital emergency room.
Each of these programs were recognized for their significant contribution to the communities in the County.
Congratulations to all programs who won a NACo Achievement Award!