DANSVILLE – The Dansville Police Department saved another life on Saturday from an overdose on narcotic drugs.
Dansville Police Chief Charlie Perkins said that this is the second case in 11 days where a dose of Narcan, an anti-overdose nasal spray, has helped a person recover from an overdose in Dansville.
“We received a call for an unresponsive person at a home in the Village,” said Perkins. “Our officer was able to get there in minutes, assess the situation and administer the Narcan.”
The officer was assisted at the scene by a Dansville Ambulance crew.
A Dansville Police Officer had also saved an unresponsive subject who had apparently overdosed on narcotics and fallen from a riding lawnmower. After the officer administered two doses of Narcan, the subject began breathing on their 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 officer for quickly and professionally administering the Narcan on April 28.