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Nov 17, 2016 1:23 PM

Mayor Jim Donchess announces the opening of Nashua Safe Stations

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Mayor Jim Donchess announced the Nashua Safe Stations initiative to provide help for people seeking treatment and recovery from addiction Thursday.

The program will help any person seeking treatment and recovery by allowing them to enter a Nashua fire station where trained firefighters will connect him or her with help. Then, AMR and Habor Home will immediately respond to each report. If there is no emergency medical needs, the person will be connected with a shelter.

The efforts, which will begin with these stations, are made possible by the city's partners. These partners include: Nashua Fire Rescue, Harbor Homes, Keystone hall, AMR, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, the Nashua Public Health Department, the mayor's Opioid Task Force, and the Nashua Police Department.

There have been seven overdose deaths in Nashua in September and another seven deaths in October, according to the mayor. The mayor also remarked that the city's firefighters administer Narcan to OD victims over 30 times each month.

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