Facility Overdose Response Box Sites
This area contains information and resources for registered Facility Overdose Response Box Sites.
Sites interested in their eligibliy for the Facility Overdose Response Box (FORB) program can find more information, including the steps to submit an application here.
Overdose Planning Resources
Sample Overdose Policy
Sample policy document for use by organizations participating in the Facility Overdose Response Box program.Sample Overdose Policy - Editable Pages
Editable pages of the sample policy document for use by organizations participating in the Facility Overdose Response Box ProgramA 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.
- FORB Site Resources
FORB Program Forms
F.O.R.B Registration Package
This FORB application package includes all required forms and agreements.First Supply Order Form
Submit this form the first time you order F.O.R.B supplies.Refill Order Form
Use this form to refill naloxone and supplies for your kits and boxes.
If you are looking for additional kits and boxes for your sites due to an increase in staff, or due to lost or damaged supplies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Registered sites should ensure that new staff are trained and that the materials are reviewed periodically as a refresher.
Supply Information & Management
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
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
How to store naloxone
Naloxone should be stored at room temperature and away from direct light.
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.
Updates for FORB Sites