Rome Fire Department Adds Heroin Overdose Drug Narcan
Emergency calls for Heroin overdoses have risen dramatically in Rome, with at least five overdose deaths last year.
Now, the Rome Fire Department is adding a new medication to its emergency response tools.
Narcan, the drug used to counteract the effects of a Heroin overdose, will be carried in Rome's emergency medical kits.
The Rome Fire Department's 74 EMT's recently attended training classes on recognizing and treating Heroin overdose victims.