Trauma Services recently partnered with the Westport Police Department to provide a regional Biohazard & Fentanyl training workshop for first responders.
Police, fire & EMS from a number of surrounding communities attended the specialized training workshop, which examined a range of topics including the various types of bio-hazardous environments first responders most often face: the proper methods to assess risk to police officers and first responders; how to navigate safely within a bio-hazardous scene and what tools are necessary to properly collect evidence in a crime scene that poses a bio-hazardous threat. The seminar also covered the best way to decontaminate after exposure to hazardous materials as well as the best way to clean their equipment.
“First responders can be in danger long after a crime is committed if there were biohazard pathogens involved,” said Trauma Services CEO Mike Wiseman. “Our goal is to make them aware of all possible dangers that may not be as obvious, but can be every bit as harmful as an encounter with a criminal.”
The demonstration is one in a series of free seminars Trauma Services provides to local police and fire departments across New England.
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