RaCERS Launches Fentanyl Survey for First Responders

RaCERS has launched a survey on occupational exposure to fentanyl among first responders. As the opioid crisis grows, and fentanyl is increasingly findings its way into illicit drugs, a number of concerns are raised about safety. To better understand perceptions, knowledge, and characteristics of responders, an online survey was created for EMS, law enforcement, and fire personnel in the United States.

“Occupational exposure to fentanyl is an emerging threat to first responders, and there is little baseline information for understanding the knowledge level among those on the front lines of the epidemic,” said Charles Jennings, Director of the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS).

The survey is being distributed through organizations, to assure the quality of data collected. If you have questions about the survey or would like your organization to participate, please contact Eric Persuad, Doctoral Research Associate via email.

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