Sunday, January 3, 2016

Livingston County Sheriff deputies receive training on use of Naloxone

   The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, along with Community Mental Health and Emergency Medical Services are partnering in the ongoing battle against opioid overdose deaths throughout the County.

   Sheriff Bob Bezotte indicated that the Sheriff’s Office has acquired a supply of intranasal Naloxone (Narcan®).  Intranasal Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that when utilized can counteract the effects of an opioid overdose.  “Our goal is to reduce the number of fatalities involving opioid overdose within our county” said Sheriff Bezotte.

   This past week, on August 2-3, Livingston County EMS conducted training for deputies on the use of Naloxone.

     “Narcan® will provide deputies with a valuable tool in reducing opioid overdose fatalities which have steadily increased in Livingston County over the past several years,” Bezotte pointed out.

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