Oconomowoc launches Overdose Aid Kit box program in fight against fentanyl crisis
OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The city of Oconomowoc officially launched their Overdose Aid Kit (OAK) box program Wednesday, in conjunction with the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services, according to a press release from police.
The boxes contain Narcan, a breathing mask, gloves, drug administration instructions, fentanyl testing strips and information on resources for treatment and recovery. Police say the Narcan is available "to those who are at risk of overdosing or those who believe they may be in a position where an overdose could occur."
The city of Oconomowoc is encouraging businesses and organizations to host an OAK box and join the fight against the fentanyl crisis.
Those interested should contact the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services via phone at 262-896-8061, or by email at [email protected].
Police say 12 OAK boxes have already been placed within the city limits at the following locations:
- City Beach lifeguard shack
- Fowler Park Pavilion
- Vino Etcetera
- Kwik Trip (1220 Brown Street)
- Kwik Trip (1301 Oconomowoc Pkwy)
- Kwik Trip (1292 Oconomowoc Pkwy)
- Roosevelt Park Pavilion bathrooms
- City of Oconomowoc library
- Shotzy's County Rock Bar
- Lake Country Inn