HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – Just two weeks after learning how to administer Narcan, a drug that can counter the effects of opioid overdose, Hamburg Police say that training paid off.
Tuesday afternoon, police were called to a parking lot on Lake Avenue where a driver had pulled over when his 25-year-old friend lost consciousness and stopped breathing. Officers arrived before EMS personnel and administered Narcan. Immediately, the man began to breath again and he was conscious when he was taken to Mercy Hospital by ambulance.
Hamburg Police officers were trained on how to administer Narcan on May 20 and 21 as part of an effort from New York State and the Erie County Health Department to train local police agencies. Firefighters and police officers in Buffalo are also trained to use Narcan.