SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department is now carrying EpiPens.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Springfield Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi announced Monday morning that the Springfield Fire Department will be carrying Epipens both adult and pediatric on all front line apparatus.
“We feel this is a good way for us to further prevent a public health problem here in the city of Springfield by both carrying Epipens and Narcan on all front line apparatus,” Commissioner Calvi said.
Mayor Sarno and Commissioner Calvi discussed the program at the Fire Department at 10 a.m.
Epinephrine is a medication used in emergencies to treat serious allergic reactions to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs or other substances. It’s an injection that acts quickly to improve breathing, stimulate the heart, raise dropping blood pressure, reverse hives, and reduce swelling of the face, lips, and throat.