Please register for the SAFE Station webinar on October 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Ohioans continue to die from drug overdoses at a record setting pace. Death from drug overdoses is now the leading cause of death in people ages 22-50. Ohio continues to be one of the nation’s leaders in the death toll rate. Locally, Franklin County has realized a 343% increase in deaths between 2003-2016. Whitehall, per capita, has been one of the hardest hit cities within the county with overdose rates that are five times higher than the Franklin County average.
The Whitehall Division of Fire has implemented a SAFE (Stop Addiction For Everyone) Station Program as a component of project Whitehall’s Help for Overdoses (WHO). The SAFE Station Program is a joint effort between the Whitehall Division of Fire, the Whitehall Division of Police, the Heart of Ohio Family Health Center, and the Maryhaven Addiction Stabilization Center (MASC).
This program is intended to address the immediate needs of those members of our community that are in crisis relative to an opioid addiction. The program will provide a safe and discreet avenue for those afflicted with addiction to gain access to treatment and recovery. As stated above, this program is one of the harm reduction / intervention components of project WHO.
This webinar will be presented by Whitehall Division of Fire, Assistant Chief Chris Menapace, OFE.