View On Demand (Recorded May 25, 2022)

Across the country, opioids have devastated communities, straining already limited public health resources and resulting in the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives. First responders—fire, EMS and law enforcement professionals—have been on the front lines of this epidemic.

A recent settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors allocates $26 billion in funding for states to use for relief programs. This settlement creates a unique opportunity for public safety agencies to secure funding for programs to mitigate the impact of the opioid epidemic.

Join Lexipol for a panel discussion on how opioids have affected first responders and agencies, how this new funding will be allocated, and what you can do to advocate for the needs of your organization. 

You’ll learn:

  • How the opioid epidemic has created community needs for harm reduction, medical treatment, training and wellness resources 
  • The personal toll responding to opioid-related calls can have on first responders
  • Examples of how states are planning to use opioid settlement funds 
  • How to align your agency’s needs with state requirements for fund distribution
  • Why Lexipol’s training and wellness services may be eligible for opioid settlement funding in your state

Presented by:


Stephanie Bays
Director, Grants


Peter Canning 
Author, Killing Season
EMS Coordinator
UConn John Dempsey Hospital

Dan Rogers
Assistant Chief
Witt (IL) Volunteer Fire Department

Sarah (Wilson) Handler
Vice President, Grants

Register now