Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Naloxone for First Responders
Launched in November 2017, the goal of PCCD’s Naloxone for First Responders Program (NFRP) is to increase
the availability of life-saving medication for individuals at greatest risk of opioid overdose as well as the systems most likely to interact with these individuals.
NFRP provides intranasal naloxone to priority first responder groups across Pennsylvania utilizing designated points of contact known as Centralized Coordinating Entities (CCEs). To meet the NFRP’s goal, CCEs distribute available naloxone to the following priority first responder groups:
- Organizations that provide services and supports to individuals who are currently using substances, such as harm reduction organizations;
- Individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or opioid use disorder (OUD) leaving the county and/or state correctional facilities;
- Individuals leaving a SUD/OUD treatment facility;
- Individuals receiving care in emergency departments for an overdose;
- Probation and Parole Officers;
- Law enforcement agencies (including municipal police, sheriff’s offices, campus police, campus security, school resource officers, and park rangers);
- Firefighters (to include both volunteer and paid firefighters);
- Emergency medical services, advanced life supp
- ort, basic life support, and emergency medical technicians; and/or
- Other first responder organizations serving individuals and communities impacted by substance use that are legally organized and trained to respond to overdose emergencies and administer intranasal naloxone.
COGI has served as the Centralized Coordinating Entity (CCE) for Schuylkill County since the inception of this program. Interested participants should contact Kelly Examitas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-628-6990 x1013.
Enrolled First Responders Documents