In response to the growing heroin/opioid addiction epidemic in Anne Arundel County, effective April 20, 2017, each Anne Arundel County and Annapolis City Fire Station will be designated as a safe environment for individuals looking for assistance to start their path to recovery from heroin/opioid addiction.
At any time day or night that an Anne Arundel County resident who is the victim of a heroin/opioid addiction decides or gathers up the courage to ask for help, they can go to any Anne Arundel County or Annapolis City Fire Station and speak to the personnel on duty. In close partnership with the Anne Arundel County Police and the Crisis Response Team, individuals seeking help will be assisted in obtaining the necessary detoxification resources.
Upon arrival to a designated Safe Station, the firefighters and paramedics will perform a medical assessment. If there is cause for concern that there is something medically wrong with the patient, transportation to an appropriate medical facility will be completed.