First responders train to use Narcan

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Local first responders have a new life saving tool in their arsenal and Monday, they are learning how to use it.

A hundred law enforcement officers from across the region will get Narcan training. Narcan can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.

New York State and the Erie County Health Department are conducting the training Monday through Wednesday at Erie Community College in Amherst.

State Police Col. Deborah Campbell said, “We often are first responders. And in a case like this with an overdose, time is of the essence. So we are thrilled. As this training proceeds our goal is to have every car with State Police equipped with Naloxone (Narcan) so when a trooper responds it will be available.”

Firefighters and police officers in Buffalo are also trained to use Narcan.

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