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:
- Cautious optimism: illicit drug toxicity deaths down for first five months of 2019
- Provincial Factsheet: Latest statistics and recent actions taken to prevent overdoses in B.C.
- Fentanyl death laced with regret: When you don’t get to say I love you
- Victoria among 20 B.C. communities receiving funds for overdose crisis
- Over 1,400 B.C. residents died of suspected illicit drug overdoses in 2017
- The nightmarish body count from drug overdoses continues: Here are the latest stats
- Overdose Alert: AIDS Vancouver Island issues this warning
- Illicit drug deaths in first eight months of 2017 show deepening overdose crisis in B.C.
- From fires to fentanyl, from homes to homelessness, Horgan’s UBCM keynote covered the gamut
- Fentanyl detected in 81% of illicit drug deaths in B.C. in 2017
- International Overdose Awareness Day: 780 lives lost in BC so far this year
- Carfentanil creeps into Victoria, West Shore
- June illicit drug-death numbers
- A Sooke man is sharing his near-death, overdose story in an attempt to warn others
- 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
- Overdose deaths in March the third highest number for a single month
- Illicit drug deaths in January still high
- What have the Sooke RCMP been up to lately? Tackling opiates, domestic violence, speeding and trafficking
- BC drug-related deaths in 2016 spike by 80%
- Leaked memo shows Island Health is planning cuts to address Christy Clark underfunding
- Inside the fentanyl crisis: Why people are dying
- 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