EMS Round Table

EMS Follow-Up Requests

Naloxone and Narcan Information

For Naloxone and Narcan funded through the State Opioid Response grant, via IDPH, contact Gabbie Ruggiero at 515-471-2361 or via email at gruggiero@efr.org. Gabbie is also the contact for Narcan for personal use. See more information linked below:

First Responders Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Program (FR-CARP)

Iowa’s First Responder’s Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Project (FR-CARP) began
implementation in 2019, through receipt of a federally funded grant issued by the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).

This program is specifically created in effort to build a collaborative system that educates and enables
first responders to:

● Recognize opioid overdose
● Administer naloxone
● Refer patients to treatment
● Reduce overdose related death

FR-CARP training is provided by service area coordinators and is available statewide, upon request.
This educational course is sponsored through IDPH and provides 2 CEHs for participants.
IDPH will provide naloxone to EMS agencies that have completed the training program. Medication
received through the program will be continually replenished after use or product expiration.

If your agency is interested in completing FR-CARP training or have any further questions regarding the
program, please reach out to our state coordinator.

Regan Aeschliman
FR-CARP Coordinator
regan.aeschliman@idph.iowa.gov