Synthetic Opioids/Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs

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Synthetic Opioids/Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs

1st Responders may have an increased risk of injury in certain encounters with synthetic opioids like Fentanyl or its analogs.  Resources and recommendations can assist those Responders in protecting themselves from harm, including Police, Fire, EMS and Hazardous Materials or other Specialist Responders.  

This is a collection of resources, developed by experts and stakeholder groups, to help identify, mitigate, and manage the risk for First Responders. The documents contain tools, recommendations, charts, and other pertinent information for knowledge as well as the development of Best Practice Policies for First Responder agencies in dealing with synthetic opioids.

  • View PDF – First Responder Recommendations for PPE, Decon, and Countermeasures for Synthetic Opioids/Fentanyl and its Analogs – This is a Comprehensive Document  developed by the Interagency Board (IAB) 8/17
  • View PDF  – Recommended Best Practices for First Responder Safety with Exposures to Synthetic Opioids – a Summary & easily posted/printed developed by the Interagency Board (IAB) 10/17
  • View PDF – Fentanyl Briefing Guidelines for First Responders – a comprehensive document developed by the DOJ/DEA 6/17
  • View PDF – Fentanyl List of Resources and Links for First Responders developed by the DOJ/DEA
  • Visit Website – Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders – An Introduction and Background Document from the Office of National Drug Control Policy 11/17
  • View PDF – White House Standard paper size of Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders
  • View PDF – White House POSTER size of Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders
  • View PDF – Position Paper on Preventing Occupational Fentanyl/Analogs Exposure to First Responders developed by the ACMT & AACT
  • Visit Website – Fentanyl: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Emergency Responders – Workers at Risk developed by the CDC/NIOSH 8/17
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