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 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to Friends of First Responders Day on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Overland Park Fire Training Center located at 12401 Hemlock St. 

Watch demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities alongside local firefighters and police officers:

  • 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

Friends of First Responders Day is limited to individuals with disabilities and their family members, allowing for a more personalized and supportive environment. This event celebrates friendship and the opportunity to build stronger bonds within our community. 

Learn more about Friends of First Responders Day at


Jason Rhodes Media Manager Fire Department 913-895-8416