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Department of Homeland Security Shield / FEMA
Center for
Domestic Preparedness

A Deadly Dose: Fentanyl, Opioids, and the First Responder

OLS-V1 AWR-933-V1
1 Contact Hours


Provides information on fentanyl, synthetic opioids, and other related substances. The escalating use of fentanyl‐related substances increases the risk to responders during routine law enforcement emergencies or life‐saving activities and should be treated with extreme caution to avoid health-related complications. Additionally, information on substance recognition, PPE, detection, and other best practices will be discussed.