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Amanda Mills / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Arizona Department of Health Services have partnered on a $2.2 million grant to train first responders in rural Arizona in the fight against the opioid epidemic.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

La Paz County First Responders Practice Water Rescue Skills

Oct 12, 2017
Stephanie Sanchez

A vast network of canals stretch like veins off the Colorado River.  They provide water to communities hundreds of miles away and nourish the region’s vibrant agricultural industry.

But the often muddy and fast flowing canals can be a “death trap” for those who venture too close.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez introduces us to the first responders responsible for dangerous canal rescues.