Batavia Fire Department is the first fire department in the state of New York to join the Public Safety Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative.
The goal is to help addicts with a pathway to treatment and recovery without fearing arrest for their addiction.
This program allows anyone to go to the fire department and turn in drugs or paraphernalia to receive tools for recovery.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, LeRoy Police and Batavia Police are also a part of the initiative.
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