Wisconsin Department of Health Services: State agencies share new report with important guidance for first responders to avoid exposure to fentanyl and other synthetic opiods

Contact: Jennifer Miller/Elizabeth Goodsitt, DHS, (608) 266-1683

Johnny Koremenos, Department of Justice 608-266-1221

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the state Department of Justice (DOJ) are urging police, firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders to heed the directions highlighted in a new report published by the Interagency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB) to avoid exposure to Fentanyl and Fentanyl analogues.

The Interagency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability report offers comprehensive guidelines on the selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination procedures for first responders to protect against synthetic opioids.

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