Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders

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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 Yakima Health District at (509) 575-4040 or (800) 535-5016.

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