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Office of Emergency Services honored for opioid program

At its regular meeting this week, the Board of County Commissioners recognized Durham County’s Office of Emergency Services for an award it received in April from CPI Security and WRAL.

The Office of Emergency Services received the Community Impact Award, which recognizes first responders who go above and beyond their daily duties.

The award was given for a program to reduce opioid overdoses and provide long-term treatment options for people struggling with addiction.

The Office of Emergency Services received a $1,000 award, which was donated to the Vic Pearson Memorial Fund. The fund was established in April 1995 in memory of Pearson, a paramedic with Durham County EMS who died after complications from cancer surgery.

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