‘No single solution’: First responders join in effort to combat N.H. opioid crisis
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Concord Fire Chief Daniel Andrus said when Manchester’s Safe Station began operations in 2016, the City Council asked him if he could do the same. Andus explained then that because of the increasing number of emergency calls, the city’s fire stations were unstaffed a significant portion of the time.
The city, though, has found another way. Concord Fire Department has implemented a comprehensive program that includes enrolling those struggling with opioid addiction into treatment programs, thanks to grants totaling $263,000 from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.