DANSVILLE – A quick response and two doses of Narcan saved the life of a man who is thought to have overdosed on an opiate drug while on a tractor.
According to the Dansville Police Department Facebook page, they responded with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Dansville Ambulance to a residence in the Town of North Dansville on April 28 for a male who had fallen off a tractor and was unresponsive in the yard.
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“Another example of the great team work between the Dansville Ambulance, Dansville Police and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, which saved this mans life,” posted the Dansville Police Department.
Immediately after arrival, police and EMS began to assist the man’s breathing. The Dansville Police officer, in conjunction with care being given by Dansville EMS, administered a dose of Narcan, which did improve the man’s condition.
First responders administered a second dose of Narcan. Before leaving the scene, the man was reportedly awake, sitting up and breathing on his own.
Narcan, or Naloxone, is an anti-opiate overdose nasal spray which as saved several lives in Livingston County since law enforcement was equipped and trained with it in December 2014.
Free citizen training and instructions are also available to administer the drug.
About 500 regional CVS Pharmacy locations sell Narcan over the counter. For further details on which CVS locations offer the drug, you can call CVS in Avon at (585) 226-4500 or in Dansville at (585) 335-8292.
Anyone who uses Naloxone in an emergency is urged to get to a hospital as soon as possible, before the drug’s effects wear off.
Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Captain Norman Zeh sent a letter of gratitude to the Dansville Officer for quickly and professionally administering the Narcan.