Mayor Jackson: All Cleveland first responders will be trained to administer overdose antidote Narcan

Posted at 4:26 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 16:29:19-05

Soon all first responders in the city will be trained to use Narcan.

In an effort to combat the heroin and opiod epidemic, Mayor Frank Jackson has ordered police officer to receive training to administer to antidote to overdosing.

Jackson and his administration say they recognize the need to have the drug readily available for all first responders. EMS teams and firefighters already administer the drug.

Once training is complete every Cleveland officer, paramedic and firefighter will be able to give the drug.

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Mayor Jackson makes the announcement about Narcan training on March 10 (Photo Credit: Gary Abrahamsen, News 5 Cleveland)