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Number of Opioid Overdose Incidents Responded to by District 03 EMS

7April 2019

Story Behind the Curve

Updated May 2019

In January 2019, District 3 EMS responded to 14 opioid overdose incidents. This was an unusual spike, that may be attributed to a "bad batch" of heroin/fentanyl that caused many overdoses in the first week of January. Peaks in incidents are anticipated in the spring and summer months, while dips are anticipated in the fall and winter months. These data mimic 911 call trends reported by other communities in Vermont and across the nation. Data on overdoses and opioid events collected from the University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department shows similar seasonal trends. To see all overdose incidents, including opioids and other drugs, click “Trend Line Comparison” in the top right corner of the graph. In 2018, nearly 30% of all overdose calls were related to opioids or heroin.

Partners
  • Vermont Department of Health
  • Chittenden County EMS Providers
  • Chittenden County Police Departments
Strategy
  • Timely data collection and reporting [2]
  • Monitoring trends over time and place to identify high risk times and areas where overdoses are likely to occur [3]
  • Utilizing data to enhance education, training initiatives, and rapid interventions [4]
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