James wanted to be a fire fighter. Here’s the story of how he became a member of the Northport, Maine Fire Department’s Junior Firefighter’s Program. It’s a real world example of how Jonno’s Place’s Camphill-inspired vision of fitting in can work for people of all abilities.
Jame’s story begins with parents attentive to the interests of their son, who is on the autism spectrum. They recognized James’ desire to become involved in fire fighting. They met with Northport Fire Chief Paul Rooney and the rest is James’ Story as told in this video . The video was produced by Ned Lightner for Somewhere in Waldo County as Jonno’s Place update and is available on Belfast Community Media’s Vimeo channel along with an earlier interview about Jonno’s Place.
Ned Lightner interviewing Fire Chief Paul Rooeny in Northport, Maine. Click the image to view the entire video interview and learn James’ story and more on the history and mission of Jonno’s Place.