Quick Response Teams Active in Summit County

Jan 24, 2017

Several communities participated in the Quick Response Team (QRT) training offered to teach first responders and counselors about a program from Colerain Township. The QRT consists of a medic, law enforcement officer and a counselor that will go to the homes of those individuals that overdosed the week prior and engage them by providing them resources for treatment.  In Colerain, they saw that out of those they spoke to, about 80% entered into treatment.  Additionally, the Twp. saw a 35% decline in the number of overdoses since implementing the program approximately 1 year ago. While the program is now active in Cuyahoga Falls and Green, expansion is possible in other communities throughout Summit County.