Upcoming Community Narcan Training and distribution

The City of Fitchburg Health Department Substance Abuse Prevention and its Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) are pleased to announce that Narcan Training and distribution will now be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Community Health Connections, Conference Room 1, 326 Nichols Road, Fitchburg.

Attendees will be instructed on how to recognize an opioid overdose and what to do if one occurs.  Narcan will be distributed by AIDS Project Worcester to those who enroll.

Narcan blocks the opioids and restores normal breathing when sprayed in the nose of someone who has overdosed.  It is safe, easy to administer and has no potential for abuse.

Upcoming dates:  February 19, March 19, April 16 and May 21

 

For more information, please call City of Fitchburg Substance Abuse Prevention at (978) 829-1854.

Contact Information for Impending Severe Weather

Contact Information for Impending Severe Weather
In preparation of the impending severe winter weather, please find the following helpful information:
🏠Warming Shelter - Fitchburg Salvation Army
Contact them for dates
739 Water Street, Fitchburg
978-342-3300
🏠Emergency Shelter *to those who qualify*
Thurs Jan 17th to Mon Jan 21st
Call Our Fathers House - 978-345-3050
❄️ Report Snow Plowing/Ice/Sanding needs
Fitchburg DPW: 978-829-1900
⚡️Reporting Electric Outage
Call Unitil - 888-301-7700
🔥To Report a Gas Emergency
Call Unitil - 866-542-3547
❄️For Plowing and Sanding Needs
Call Fithcburg DPW Dispatch - 978-829-1900
For Emergencies
Call 911
🚔Fitchburg Police non-emergency 978-345-4355
🔥Fitchburg Fire non-emergency 978-345-9660
⚡️Unitil's Outage Center - Electric Outage Map
https://unitil.com/outage-center/electric-outage-map
⚡️Unitil's Electric Outages tips and preparation
https://unitil.com/outage-…/be-prepared-for-electric-outages
🔥Unitil's Gas Interruptions tips and preparation
https://unitil.com/outage…/be-prepared-for-gas-interruptions

Addiction Treatment Options

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For AA & NA Meetings at the First Parish Church, 923 Main St, Fitchburg See the January schedule here:

For AA & NA Meetings at the First Parish Church, 923 Main St, Fitchburg See the January schedule here:

Addiction Treatment Options: Do you have questions about addiction treatment?
Wednesday Feb 6th from 4-6:30pm at CHC 326 Nichols Rd, Fitchburg, MA
Free and Open to the Public
For more info call 978-829-1854
4:30pm Narcan training and distribution
****The next Narcan training and distribution to be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm at Community Health Connections. No pre-registration is required and all are welcome.

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Free Narcan Training

Free Narcan Training: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC), 49 Nursery Lane,Suite 201, Fitchburg. 
A light supper will be available at 4:30 pm.
Narcan training will start at 5:00 pm. 
Attendees will be instructed on how to recognize an opioid overdose and what to do if one occurs. Narcan will be distributed by AIDS Project Worcester to those who enroll. No identifying information will be collected. 
Narcan blocks the opioids and restores normal breathing when sprayed in the nose of someone who has overdosed. It is safe, easy to administer and has no potential for abuse. Habra interpretación en Español. Pre-registration is encouraged.
To register, or if you require special accommodations, please call: (978) 829-1854.
Hosted by The City of Fitchburg Health Department Substance Abuse Prevention and its Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC)

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Unitil's Gas Emergency Meeting 2018

🔥 I attended Unitil's Gas Emergency Meeting this morning at their new Lunenburg MA headquarters.
Discussing the circumstances behind the gas over-pressure situation in the Merrimack Valley, and how Unitil is taking steps to mitigate that situation here.
Discussed how they respond and communicate with public officials and city agencies in emergency situations. Representing Fitchburg was myself, the DPW crew, FPD Captains and our Fire Chief.
🚧 For Future plans, Unitil is planning pipe replacement projects in Fitchburg to serve the majority of the customers with an intermediate pressure system---with individual regulators at each home that would prevent any system over pressurization from reaching the home appliances, with additional system shutoffs to be installed as well. 
If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them ...or find the answers ;-)

Winter parking ban in effect Tuesday, 11/20 from 5 AM to 9 PM

Winter parking ban in effect Tuesday, 11/20 from 5 AM to 9 PM

Due to the forecast for plowable snow, a snow emergency/winter parking ban in the City of Fitchburg will be in effect from 5 AM on Tuesday, November 20, until 9 PM on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The duration of the parking ban will be adjusted if weather and road conditions make it appropriate to do so.

There is no parking on all City Streets during the Winter Parking Ban. This includes metered parking spaces on streets. Vehicles that are parked in violation of the parking ban are subject to ticketing and/or removal at the owner’s expense. Property owners are reminded that they are responsible for keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice adjacent to their property per the City Code.

Parking Ban & Snow Storm Update from Unitil

Due to the forecast for plowable snow, a snow emergency/winter parking ban in the City of Fitchburg will be in effect from 9 PM on Thursday, November 15, until 9 AM on Friday, November 16, 2018. The duration of the parking ban will be adjusted if weather and road conditions make it appropriate to do so.

There is no parking on all City Streets during the Winter Parking Ban. This includes metered parking spaces on streets. Vehicles that are parked in violation of the parking ban are subject to ticketing and/or removal at the owner’s expense. Property owners are reminded that they are responsible for keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice adjacent to their property per the City Code.

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Unitil is currently preparing in advance of a winter storm expected to impact the region tonight and into tomorrow. According to the most recent forecast, as much as 5-10 inches of snow is possible throughout the region, with at least portions of the snow expected to be wet and heavy in consistency. Wet, heavy snow can stick to trees and limbs, causing damage.

At this time, Unitil has proactively secured additional crews to assist with outages should they occur. Crews will be standing by, and we will be closely monitoring the storm as it passes through overnight and will be prepared to escalate our response, including the opening of our emergency operations centers, if conditions warrant doing so.

As a reminder, during storm events the most up to date information about the number of customers affected by outages including town-by-town customer information can be found on our website at http://www.unitil.com/map. We also encourage you to follow our storm updates via our Twitter feed (@Unitil).Snow Storm Update from Unitil

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