Tuesday, February 4, 2014

2-5-14 narcan-fdl fire and rescue

Fond du Lac rescue personnel says a new law that  relaxes the rules when it comes to administering a powerful heroin antidote will save help save lives.  At a press conference Tuesday assistant fire chief Todd Janquardt said a new bill is a supportive measure that allows Basic EmergencyMedical Services to pilot the use of Narcan in the field.  Last year the fire department responded to 79 calls where Narcan was used, 37 for drug overdoses and saved 13 lives with Narcan.  Four people died from a heroin overdose in Fond du lac last year.

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