Police, first responders field questions from Deaf community

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As part of International Deaf Awareness Week, a special lunch was held in downtown Rochester.

Police and first responders fielded questions from the Deaf community, who visited the public safety building.

The Rochester Police Department explained what they were doing to make communication easier with Deaf and hard of hearing citizens.

“It’s just another option we have to communicate with a Deaf community member,” said Investigator Tomesha Angelo. “It’s a large card with symbols on it. It’s also a way to understand you are dealing with a Deaf or hard hearing member of the community.”

Deaf individuals interested in working for the city of Rochester should also check out the event being hosted on Thursday on Church Street at 5:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

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