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Community Response to Drug Overdoses (CReDO)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Good morning,
This is a friendly reminder that the public comment period for the proposed Community Response to Drug Overdoses (CReDO) project closes on December 31, 2020.  At this time we have only received 25 comments.  Before undertaking such an effort, it is imperative that we assess stakeholder interest, desire to participate, and opinion on whether we should proceed with the project.  All of this will be presented to the standards council for final decision.  We are accepting individual and association comments for this project so please work with your groups to submit a comment on top of your own personal beliefs, if possible.
As a refresher NFPA has received a new project request to develop a whole of community based standard for “Community-based Response to Drug Overdoses (CReDO).”  This request is seeking a comprehensive effort, similar to what was accomplished with NFPA 3000, that would address the necessary functions and actions related to the prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery to drug overdoses by any community, AHJ, facility, and/or organization that handles these types of incidents.  This was initiated by representatives from several federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and the White House Office of Drug Control Policy.
Please use the link above to learn more details about the request and to submit comment please encourage any organizations of which you are a member or employee to do the same.  Feel free to share this link on social media or with anyone that you see fit.  The more public comment that is collected, the better we understand what our stakeholders needs and opinions are. 
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance.
Happy Holidays!
John Montes
Emergency Services Specialist | NFPA
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-7471
+1 617 984-7388
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