MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the Sameth Emergency Department at the Morristown Medical Center, was happy to join with Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon at a training forum which was recently held at the Morristown Medical Center.
Topics focused on how EMS can help in the fight against heroin in Morris County. Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon and Undersheriff Alan Robinson addressed the 90 EMS attendees with important information on this issue. Topics included an update on heroin trends across the county, an overview of what the Morris County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Section has been seeing on drug related scenes, how the Morris County Sheriff’s Trends and Analysis Team is supporting the initiative, and how the Morris County Sheriff’s Hope 1 team is hitting the streets in an effort to get out and do something in the fight on heroin instead of just talking about it.
In addition, Undersheriff Alan Robinson spoke on how the Morris County Correctional Facility has joined the fight against heroin. It’s not just about incarceration anymore, but rather getting help to people in need- with the goal that these individuals can return to society as productive members drug free. The “How EMS can Help” portion of the forum focused on the “do’s and don’ts” when EMS is on the scene of a drug related event. Attendees were also provided with Narcan Administration Training presented by Phil Orfan, EMS Education Coordinator for the Atlantic Training Center. It was a great evening of education with EMS workers who volunteer to serve the public and make a difference every day.