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A Discussion On Narcan

Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a stunning statistic. Seventy-two thousand people, it estimates, died of drug overdoses in 2017. The huge increase in deaths is largely due to heroin and powerful synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Here’s what the CDC has to say about the risks to first responders:

“Fentanyl and its analogues pose a potential hazard to a variety of responders who could come into contact with these drugs in the course of their work. Possible exposure routes to fentanyl and its analogues can vary based on the source and form of the drug. Responders are most likely to encounter illicitly manufactured fentanyl and its analogues in powder, tablet, and liquid form. Potential exposure routes of greatest concern include inhalation, mucous membrane contact, ingestion, and percutaneous exposure (e.g., needlestick). Any of these exposure routes can potentially result in a variety of symptoms that can include the rapid onset of life-threatening respiratory depression. Skin contact is also a potential exposure route, but is not likely to lead to overdose unless large volumes of highly concentrated powder are encountered over an extended period of time. Brief skin contact with fentanyl or its analogues is not expected to lead to toxic effects if any visible contamination is promptly removed. There are no established federal or consensus occupational exposure limits for fentanyl or its analogues.”

Click the link below to listen to a discussion on Narcan via National Public Radio.

Confronting America’s Opioid Crisis

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The Broward County PBA would like to thank those members who worked the polling locations for the municipal elections.

Revisions….

The draft of the restoration ordinance has been provided to the PBA and the Pension Chair. Revisions have been made between the parties (not the city) to ensure we are comfortable with our position moving forward. Once it is complete we will request another session.

PRIOR to the next session we will have a general membership meeting to discuss the membership’s final proposal.

If you have not been present at any of the sessions, one of the proposals was to have “LIFE SCAN” as an added medical benefit. Click on the link below to learn more about it.

Life Scan

Yesterday

As you know the PBA and the City met for a negotiations yesterday. Unfortunately the session did not go as well as expected. The Cities process for the restoration and the Cities “election form” draft were neither available or abundantly clear. Last week The PBA requested the pension board allow the pension attorney, Bob Klausner, to assist the City with the drafting of the restoration ordinance.

I spoke to Mr. Klausner this morning and he indicated he would have a draft by the week of October 15th.

The PBA remains committed to the restoration and will continue to do whatever it takes to return, to those members, what was illegally taken.

Study

Please see attached. The document speaks for itself.

Chapter 185 Premium Tax Investment Loss

Letter From the Broward County PBA

If you noticed your Nationwide 457 payment was not processed. We were advised last night that the check sent from the city to Nationwide had been lost. Yes, it’s 2018 and electronic transfers are not in play. We are the Diamond of the coast.

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