CF firefighters and Naloxone

Written by  Wednesday, 07 February 2018 13:09
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Central Frontenac Fire & Rescue (CFFR) will soon be equipped with a potentially life-saving tool to deal with opioid overdoses.

CF FR fire trucks will be carrying naloxone for use by trained firefighters to treat patients.

"The administration of Naloxone by trained CFFR personnel will enhance the level ofservice CFFR provides to the public". Fire Chief Greg Robinson said.

Acknowledging the increase in opioid-related emergencies in Ontario, CFFR. in alignment with current Tiered Response protocols and with the suppon of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health, will enhance service delivery through the administration of Naloxone.

CFFR Firefighters are currently receiving training to deliver Naloxone. The program will be implemented once all training is completed and the Naloxone kits are put on first response fire trucks, which is anticipated to be March l, 20l8.

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