Hampden County

Springfield firefighters revived man using Narcan

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Springfield firefighters were able to revive a man using the overdose-reversal drug Narcan early Thursday afternoon.

Dennis Leger, aide to the Springfield Fire Commissioner, told 22News that a driver pulled into fire department headquarters on Worthington Street, with a passenger who was unresponsive. The man had no pulse and was not breathing.

Legber said that firefighters began CPR and gave the man two doses of Narcan, which revived him. The man was then taken to the hospital.

As part of the department's efforts to deal with the effects of the opioid crisis, every fire truck in the city carries a supply of Narcan, which is also known by the generic name naloxone.


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