Facility Overdose Response Box Sites
Congratulations! Your site has been approved to participate in the Facility Overdose Response Box Program.
For New Sites
Review the Overdose Planning Resources
Sample Overdose Policy (Fillable Form)
Editable sample policy document for use by organizations participating in the Facility Overdose Response Box program.A Guide to Promote Staff Resiliency & Prevent Distress After an Overdose Reversal
Recommendations from the BC Centre for Disease Control for organizations to increase staff resiliency in responding to overdoses at work.The First Seven Minutes
A video from Toronto Harm Reduction about designing an overdose protocol for your community agency.Overdose Prevention and Response Protocol Recommendations For Service Providers
Recommendations from Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health for developing overdose prevention and response policies and protocols."I have Narcan"
Door sign to identify residents of housing facilities that have Take Home Naloxone Kits.
Review the Training Resources
- Submit forms after training is complete
Before you can receive your supplies, it is important that your staff are trained and that your site has reviewed the Overdose Planning Resources. Review the resources below before submitting the final forms below.
For Established Sites
- Program and Supply Management
About FORB supplies
What's in your box?
- Plastic Toolbox
- Instruction Cards (Overdose Recognition and Response)
- Vanishpoint® Syringes
- Breathing Masks with One-Way Valve
- Pill Bottle (for storing naloxone)
- Ampoule Breakers (to protect fingers when opening naloxone ampoule)
- Non-Latex Gloves
- Naloxone (0.4 mg/mL, 1mL ampoules) in original packaging
- No longer in box
How to store naloxone
For proper storage, it is recommended that the ampoules be removed from the box and stored in the amber pill bottles provided. There are also plastic ampoule breakers provided loose in the overdose response box. These breakers should be placed onto the neck of the ampoule to protect hands of staff from broken glass if the naloxone is used.
How to attach ampoule breakers
Plastic ampoule breakers are hollow cylinders with 2 different ends - one with "claws" and one without.
The end with the "claws" will slide over the "neck" of the ampoule. The neck is the narrower part without the sticker.
Slide the ampoule breaker "claws" first, over the neck.
Keep sliding until the claws reach the wider body of the ampoule.
3 Dose Kits
- Sites that have not experienced an overdose on-site
- Outreach Staff
- 3 x Naloxone, 0.4 mg/mL, 1 mL ampoule in capped and labelled amber medication bottle
- 3 x Vanish Point® 3 mL syringe
- 1 x pair of non-latex gloves
- 1 x Individual breathing mask in pouch
- What's in your box?
Received your naloxone supplies? Now that program has been implemented at your site, additional resources are available to help support you.
Updates for FORB Sites