For immediate review at your next roll call, shift briefing or training.
Here are more phrases from the warning:
“During the last two years, the distribution of clandestinely manufactured fentanyl has been linked to an unprecedented outbreak of overdoes and deaths.”
“Fentanyl is not only dangerous to the drug’s users but for law enforcement, public health workers, and first responders who could unknowingly come into contact with it in its different forms.”
“Fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin…and is up to 50 times more potent than heroin.”
The DEA has prepared a video that I urge you to view at your next roll call, shift briefing, department training, and safety committee. The video is titled the “DEA Fentanyl Roll Call Video,” and it is critical that all law enforcement, EMS, and fire first responders view this important information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xi4A8S23Xo
You may also find additional information on the DEA website at https://www.dea.gov/divisions/hq/2016/hq061016.shtml
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