American Sign Language students of Passaic County
Technical Institute (PCTI) collaborated with the school’s security personnel to teach communication tools when
interacting with hearing impaired citizens. The presentation put an emphasis on key signs to be used in
emergency situations. Through a series of exercises, PCTI’s security team learned signs that included “deaf,”
“emergency,” “lockdown,” “stay,” “safe,” and much more.
The training exercise was an enlightening experience for all involved and fostered an essential dialogue between
hearing and hearing impaired individuals.
PCTI student Hicarlenis Henriquez (Clifton) shows a PCTI security guard
how to sign “free.”
PCTI student Brandon Theriot (Summit) cheers security staff on while his
classmate Hicarlenis Henriquez (Clifton) shows them how to sign “safe.”