If you’d been at the firehall on Tuesday night, you would have seen most of our first responders, and a lot of syringes.
We were learning to administer injections of the drug called Naloxone. After completing our training and passing our exams, we are now licensed by BC Emergency Health Services to administer Naloxone when it is needed to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
So if your neighbour has taken too much of an opioid painkiller, or if somebody down the block took heroin or fentanyl and cannot be roused, Naloxone can be part of what saves that person’s life.
Here’s a reminder from BC Emergency Health Services: Don’t hesitate to call 911 for a suspected opioid overdose.