Fall River Receives Funding for First Responders

A federal grant will go toward easing the impact of the opioid epidemic in the Greater Fall River area by funding resources for such trainings for first responders, Narcan distribution and employing addiction recovery coaches.


The United States Department of Health’s substance abuse and mental health services administration has awarded $2 million to the city that will be used over four years in $500,000 increments. All these services and resources funded by the grant are part of a program from the city titled Fall River - First Responders Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act Project.