Friends of First Responders Day

A day of fun and learning for people with disabilities.

The Overland Park Fire and Police Departments, along with volunteers, invite people with developmental disabilities and their families to a day of fun, learning and community engagement. Watch demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities alongside local firefighters and police officers. This event provides a unique opportunity to learn ways to keep loved ones safe and feel comfortable around emergency first responders.

Attendance is limited to families of children with disabilities. Lunch will be provided.


Overland Park Fire Training Center
12401 Hemlock St.
Overland Park, KS 66213


October 7, 2023
10 a.m.-2 p.m.




Tricia Roberts
Public Education Specialist
Overland Park Fire Department

Demonstrations + Activities

  • Watch flames shoot 30 feet in the air during a propane fire demonstration
  • Witness firefighters repel down the side of the training tower
  • Explore ambulance vehicles on display
  • Ride in a fire truck and/or aerial ladder
  • Assist a firefighter in operating the fire hose
  • Watch a car transform into a convertible as first responders use life-saving equipment