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Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders

By November 9, 2017September 5th, 2018No Comments

You can protect yourself from fentanyl exposure.


  • The abuse of drugs containing fentanyl is killing Americans.
  • First responders are likely to encounter fentanyl when responding to overdose calls, conducting traffic stops, arrests and searches.
  • Inhalation of airborne powder is harmful.
  • Wear gloves when you suspect the presence of fentanyl.

Questions? Contact Cowlitz County Health & Human Services at (360) 414-5599.