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Police and Fire Services can now carry Naloxone

The lifesaving ‘overdose antidote’ is making its way into more hands in Ontario.

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has announced Naloxone will be made available to police and fire services through the Ontario Naloxone Program. The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit have already trained officers from the Brockville and Smiths Falls Police Services on how to administer Naloxone after the departments bought their own kits.

According to the program eligible police and fire service members include; northern and first nation fire departments, municipal police officers, first nations constables, OPP and any full-time, composite or volunteer fire service members.

The Health Unit says they will continue training and distributing Naloxone to interested fire and police services, at their request.

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