April 14, 2017

At Nashua Fire Station, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of the Safe Station Initiative in Fight Against Substance Misuse

At Nashua Fire Station, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of the Safe Station Initiative in Fight Against Substance Misuse

NASHUA - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Nashua Fire Station Number 4, where she toured the station, met with fire fighters on duty, and emphasized the importance of the Safe Station initiative in combating substance misuse in New Hampshire.

Through the Safe Station initiative, fire fighters are available 24/7 at participating stations to help connect individuals in need with treatment and recovery services.

"It is critical that Granite Staters struggling with addiction know about the resources available now to support them on the road to recovery," Senator Hassan said. "Safe Stations play a critical role in those efforts, fostering a safe environment where individuals seeking help with substance misuse can be directed to treatment and recovery services. I commend our brave fire fighters for all that they do to strengthen public safety and public health, including making this important initiative possible through their dedication and hard work. I will continue fighting to ensure that our fire fighters and all of those battling substance misuse on the front lines have the resources they need to stem - and ultimately reverse - the tide of addiction."

The City of Nashua implemented its Safe Stations program last November. All Nashua and Manchester Fire Stations participate in this program. Granite Staters in the region seeking help with substance misuse can also call 603-594-3636.

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