Sign of life: First responders connecting to the deaf and hard of hearing


IRMO, SC (WACH) – First responders are faced with challenges everyday while protecting the public. A key element to that is communication, but what happens when that is limited?

Dave Bitters’ goal is to help bridge the gap between emergency responders and the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Bitters is familiar with the miscommunication that can occur as he is deaf, but with two cochlear implants he can now hear. He’s been teaching classes at Irmo Fire District since last spring.

Bitters teaches everything from the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet, to…FULL STORY

About Todd Pruitt

Owner- and currently a career Fire Captain. Past Operations Chief for Greater Valley EMS & Rescue in Sayre, PA and Volunteer Truck Captain in the City of Salisbury, MD. Over 25 Years of Experience in Emergency Services.