The Sooke Fire and Rescue Service announced yesterday that they will be carrying Naloxone as a part of their First Responder safety kit. Naloxone reverses the effects of opioids like fentanyl, and can save a life in the case of an overdose.
If you use, or if you are with people who use, do not hesitate to call 911 in case of an overdose. First Responders are interested in saving lives.
You will NOT get in trouble; you could be saving a life.
SPN has been following the drug crisis in BC. For more information, please read the following:
- Safe drug use at festivals
- May’s daily death toll from illicit drug use in BC exceeds four per day
- Illicit drug-related deaths still critical in BC: April is second highest number ever
- New service available for people addicted to opioids in Victoria
- Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act becomes law in Canada
- Illicit drug deaths in January still high
- The power of addiction: CBC interviews mom whose son died Dec 11
- Overdose deaths from illicit drug use up 70.4% from last year
- Coroner issues urgent drug-death warning
- Multi-jurisdictional investigation results in major fentanyl seizure
- Sooke Fire now packs Naloxone
- Do you use drugs? Calling 911 will NOT get you in trouble
- Illicit drug deaths a continuing concern
- Opposition calls for government step up on the Fentanyl Crisis
- June overdose death numbers in BC show increase
- Eight deaths in the Greater Victoria region possibly attributed to drugs