FDL Fire And Rescue Will Get Purple Angel Decals

Today Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue will be presented with a Purple Angel decal by the Fond du Lac Dementia Friendly Task Force for completing specialized training to better understand and treat patients with dementia. There are over 120,000 dementia patients in Wisconsin with an estimated 2,200 in Fond du Lac County alone so it is fairly common that EMS and fire personnel encounter these individuals.  The focus of the training was to better understand the disease and learn about better ways to interact with these patients.  Each of the three fire stations will receive a Purple Angel decal for display to show support for the “dementia-friendly” initiative.