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Submitted by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Michael Filicetti announced all corrections officers are now equipped with naloxone while carrying out their duties in the correctional facility. The road patrol division has utilized this lifesaving drug since 2014.
Narcan is a brand name for the drug naloxone, which is usually administered through the nose during an opioid overdose. Narcan has been available in the correctional facility for several years, but now the officers will have immediate access without having to wait for responding medical staff. The Narcan is part of their regular duty gear, offering them a quicker response time to overdose emergencies.
Filicetti stated, “Time is critical when responding to medical emergencies in the correctional facility. This new tool will improve our response to these situations and help to save lives. Since the beginning of the year, we have experienced an uptick in the need for Narcan.”