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Project DAWN: Empowering Our Comumunity to save Lives

Join us in the fight against opiate overdoses. Learn how our Project DAWN Program helps save lives by educating our community about overdose prevention and Narcan Administration

What is Project DAWN?

Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a community-based overdose prevention initiative that aims to reduce opiate-related deaths by providing education and training on the signs and symptoms of opiate overdoses and the proper administration of the life-saving medication, Narcan (Naloxone). Our program is committed to empowering community members to act in emergencies and save lives.

The Importance of Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training

Opiate overdoses have become a growing concern in recent years, and it's crucial that we, as a community, learn how to recognize and respond to these life-threatening situations. Narcan is a safe and effective medication that can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose when administered promptly. Community members can make a significant difference and save lives by learning how to identify an overdose and administer Narcan.

Training Sessions and Resources

Our Project DAWN program offers free training sessions that teach participants how to:

Define What Naloxone is and how it Works

An overview of what the life saving medication Naloxone is and how it works to combat an opiate overdose

Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of an Opiate Overdose

Describe the most common signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose

Administer Narcan Safely and Effectively

How to administer the medication Naloxone in both the nasal and muscular routes

How to Get Involved

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Join us in our mission to save lives and make our community safer. Sign up for our training sessions, and help spread the word about Project DAWN. You can join us at one of our training sessions, or have our Project DAWN program come to your location for in-house training.

For more information about Project DAWN or to sign up for an upcoming training session, please contact us at 419-332-0774 or Follow us on FaceBook to stay updated on our latest news and events.

Community Resources for Naloxone Distribution

Access to naloxone is a crucial component of our community's efforts to combat opiate overdoses. Below is a list of resources and links to help you locate naloxone distribution sites and additional information.

Sandusky County Public Health: Visit for information on free naloxone distribution programs in our area, as well as educational materials and support services.

Sandusky County Public Health currently has installed 24 NaloxBoxes in publicly accessible areas in buildings across the area. These boxes equip Ohioans with the tools needed to effectively respond to an overdose using naloxone, a life-saving drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Just as an AED Box allows access to early defibrillation, NaloxBoxes allow for early administration of Naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose. One or more of these can be found at:

  -Beacon Behavioral


  -Fremont Municipal Court


  -Terra State Comm. College

 - Firelands Counseling & Recovery

  -Surest Path

  -Great Lakes Recovery Ctr

  -EPC- Engineered Plastics

  -EPC- Engineered Plastics



  -Legends Recovery


  -Herman Funeral Homes



If your organization or business is interested in having a NaloxBox for your building, please contact  Sandusky County Public Health for more information.

Pharmacies: Many local pharmacies offer naloxone without a prescription. The following is a list of pharmacies in Sandusky County that are dispensing Naloxone without a prescription (pursuant to OAC 4729:1-3-04).

    1. CVS Pharmacy 600 W State St Fremont Ohio

    2. CVS Pharmacy 201 W Main St Bellevue Ohio

    3. Discount Drug Mart 1062 W McPherson HWY Clyde Ohio

    4. Kroger Pharmacy 1700 Cedar St Fremont Ohio

    5. Rite Aid 710 N. Main St. Clyde Ohio

    6. Rite Aid Discount Pharmacy 2020 W State St Fremont Ohio

    7. Wal-Mart Pharmacy 2052 ST Rt. 53 Fremont Ohio

    8. Walgreens Pharmacy 1900 W State St Fremont Ohio

For a full list of Ohio Pharmacies Dispensing Naloxone with out a  Prescription, please visit

Ballville Volunteer Fire Department not only offers free Naloxone Training, but also participates in a “Leave it Behind” program where training and Naloxone are given to friends and family of a person who has recently experienced an overdose. This service is also offered as “mutual aid” to other departments in the county upon request.

The State of Ohio has a number of websites that offer information on overdose awareness, Naloxone laws and facts, and how to find Naloxone. Check out the following websites for more information:  

There are a number of Project DAWN Programs located in the State of Ohio, to find one near you please visit

The following is a list of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers within 25 miles of Fremont:

    1. Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services, 675 Bartson Rd. Fremont Ohio

    2. Lutheran Social Services, 512 E State St Fremont ohio

    3. Firelands CSL & Recovery Services, 335 Buckeye Blvd. Port Clinton Ohio

    4. Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services, 76 Ashwood Rd. Tiffin Ohio

    5. Women Half Way Home Foundation Inc., 5414 Homegardner Rd. Castalia Ohio

    6. Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services, 122 W. Center St. Fostoria Ohio

    7. Erie County Detox Center, 420 Superior St Sandusky Ohio

    8. Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services, 1925 Hayes Ave Sandusky Ohio

    9. Louis Stokes VA Medical Center Sandusky, 3416 Columbus Ave Sandusky Ohio

The Ballville Volunteer Fire Department does not endorse one program over another. The above list may not be a complete list of local programs.

These resources can help community members access naloxone and contribute to our collective efforts to prevent opiate overdoses and save lives.

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