Colerain Township Fire and EMS wins national award for helping people into recovery

  • Source: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
  • Published: 10/08/2019 07:51 AM

The Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services won a national award for its unique approach to helping people into treatment. The department will receive the Nicholas Rosecrans Award at the EMS Expo on Oct. 15 for its Quick Response Team. The team uses an all-hands-on-deck approach to get people with substance use disorders into recovery. The QRT — a police officer, a firefighter/paramedic and an addiction counselor — respond to overdoses and follow up with the person to see if they’re ready for treatment. Since its inception in 2014, the program has a 70 percent success rate. The department’s team is so effective that other agencies across the country have replicated the concept. Last year, Colerain Fire and EMS started the Safe Station Program, which offers round-the-clock resources to people with substance use disorders.



Comments

We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
Highlight
ship name
no comments have been added


FREE QUICK SUBSCRIBE
Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe