Stamford Fire Department Administers Life-Saving Naloxone For First Time

SFD EMS First Responder System Makes A Difference For Young Man in Stamford

Stamford Fire Department Emergency Medical Technicians administered Naloxone (Narcan) for the first time last night.  The drug which has been carried on all Stamford Fire Apparatus for just over two weeks, works to block the effects of opioids, such as Heroin and narcotic pain killers, and can reverse the effects of an overdose.

A Stamford Fire Department Engine and Stamford EMS Medic unit were dispatched to a young male adult who had reportedly overdosed on an unknown narcotic. On arrival, the patient was determined to be unconscious and not breathing. Fire Department EMT’s quickly performed lifesaving artificial respirations and administered a dose of Narcan. Within a few minutes the patient started to breathe on his own, and began to regain consciousness. The Stamford EMS Medic unit arrived on scene and continued life-saving care.

Luckily for the patient, his friend had called 911 when the victim passed out. The quick response of Stamford’s Fire and EMS services, along with the new intervention (Narcan) helped to save this patients life. The citizens of Stamford are fortunate to have such dedicated members of the Stamford Fire Department, and Stamford EMS performing such life-saving services.

Please Note:  Patient name, incident date/time as well as location have been ommitted due to privacy issues.  

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