First responders train to use Narcan

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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