Arizona First Responders Initiative (FR-CARA)
FREE Naloxone and Training for Law Enforcement, EMS, and Fire Departments
[Opioid deaths in AZ, June 15, 2017 – August 16, 2018. See the latest numbers here]
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The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), AzPOST and The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) are offering free trainings and free Naloxone to First Responders to reverse opioid overdose and prevent death in the pre-hospital setting.
This 3-hour training course will provide law enforcement, EMS, and fire agencies the resources, knowledge, skills, and abilities to properly carry, handle, and administer naloxone in overdose situations, and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation when warranted in opioid overdose situations.
Training is FREE for First Responders (any Fire, Law Enforcement, or EMS agency) and includes 2 CEU’s from AZPOST and Narcan for every attendee.
After completing the training, attendees will:
- Understand the opioid epidemic in Arizona and be part of the statewide collaborative effort to END THE EPIDEMIC
- Understand Arizona Revised Statutes on obtaining, storing, and administrating naloxone, and updated immunity laws
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of a suspected opioid overdose
- Learn how to administer naloxone to individuals suspected of an opioid overdose
- Understand community resources for supporting people with Substance Use Disorders
- Receive free NARCAN (brand name for Naloxone HCI)
If interested in setting up a training, or learning more information, please click on “Request a Department Training”