Wilmington Firefighters Want to Carry Heroin Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan

Wilmington fire department expects to carry overdose drug

Officials at the Wilmington Fire Department are pushing for a tweak in state law so that its firefighters can carry an opioid overdose drug.

The News Journal reports that the department expects its personnel to start carrying the drug Narcan shortly, once state law is changed. Delaware already allows most first responders to carry and administer the drug, but Wilmington's Fire Department cannot because it is registered solely as a fire department.

Battalion Chief John Looney said the department's firefighters have the skills necessary to administer the drug.

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