There is a fatal overdose in Colorado every 4 hours, 45 minutes, and 9 seconds. Many of these deaths are preventable.
Grand County EMS, in partnership with Grand County Public Health and the State of Colorado, is offering FREE harm reduction supplies to prevent overdose death at EMS Station 1 in Granby.
EMS Station 1 is located at 81 W. Agate Avenue in Granby, at the corner of Agate (US 40) and Mesa on the west end of downtown.
Members of the public may visit the lobby of EMS Station 1 in Granby to access free Narcan (naloxone), the opioid overdose reversal agent, fentanyl test strips, sharps (needle) boxes, and information about overdose prevention and resources available in the community. GCEMS does notoffer a syringe exchange program at this time. The lobby is open to the public during business hours, and visitors may access the supplies in a no-contact environment. People accessing supplies during business hours do not have to interact with any member of EMS staff or provide any information to access the supplies.
During non-business hours, access to the lobby for harm reduction supplies can be obtained by calling the on-duty EMS captain at 970-509-9131. IF YOUR NEED IS EMERGENT, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS UNCONSCIOUS AND/OR NOT BREATHING, DIAL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. All first responders in Grand County carry naloxone with them, and CRS §18-1-711 states that a person is immune from criminal prosecution for an offense when the person reports, in good faith, an emergency drug or alcohol overdose, even to a law enforcement officer, to the 911 system, or to a medical provider. Colorado has several harm reduction laws on the books.