Increasing access to the overdose-reversing medication naloxone has been a key priority for the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) as state and local partners work together to develop solutions to address the opioid epidemic. In support of that, the Department’s Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing sustained funding for naloxone for first responder agencies statewide.
Delaware’s approval allows FirstNet to move forward with plan to build communications network for emergency personnel WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney signed a letter on Friday opting into a federal First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) plan to build a wireless broadband network intended to improve communications for first responders across the State of Delaware. The […]
In appreciation of the service and dedication of Delaware’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel, Governor Jack Markell proclaimed May 15 – 21, 2016 as National Emergency Medical Services Week.
At Brandywine Hundred Fire Company, Governor Markell signed House Bill 21 and House Bill 22 to protect volunteer emergency responders from employer discrimination or discipline stemming from their volunteer responsibilities.
In his weekly message, Governor Markell speaks to the dedication of first responders, especially remembering the service of New Castle County Police officer, Sergeant Joseph Szczerba, whose life was tragically cut short in the line of duty when he was stabbed after chasing a suspect.