Revere, MA Firefighters Have A New Tool To Fight Opioid Overdoses


After realizing firefighters had limited resources to combat opioid overdoses, the Revere Fire Department worked with a MDPH Narcan Pilot Site to equip all fire apparatus with nasal Narcan, and collaborated with the MassCALL II project to train all fire personnel to administer the life-saving drug. After addressing internal resistance around the stigma of addiction, the Revere Fire Department has since saved over 93 lives. In addition to educating the community around drugs and drug prevention, the Revere Fire Department also hosts a yearly memorial for those lost to substance use disorders.