The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has released a new safety and training video to help protect first responders faced with fentanyl while on the job.
As Homeland Security Today reports:
Fentanyl: The Real Deal provides recommendations to law enforcement on how to navigate safely around the increased prevalence of fentanyl in the illicit drug market. The video provides first responders with unified, scientific, and evidence-based recommendations for protective actions first responders should take when the presence of fentanyl is suspected, when exposure occurs, and when individuals exhibit signs of opioid intoxication.
The video is a companion to safety recommendations released by an interagency working group coordinated by the White House National Security Council. The recommendations address:
- Actions first responders can take to protect themselves from exposure.
- Actions first responders can take when exposure occurs.
- Actions first responders can take when they or their partners exhibit signs of intoxication.
For more information:
WATCH: DOJ Releases New Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders (Homeland Security Today)
Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders (Office of National Drug Control Policy)