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Fla. Firefighters to Leave Narcan with Patients' Families

Orlando Sentinel

Orange County firefighters will soon begin providing the overdose-reversing drug naxolone—best known by its brand name Narcan—to families in the county affected by opioid use, the agency said in a news release.

On Wednesday, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, along with Fire Rescue and EMS officials, are expected to announce the launch of Project Leave Behind, a program that will outfit first responders with free Narcan kits through funding by the Department of Children and Families.

The responders will distribute the kits when they respond to overdose calls, "to prevent future deadly overdose among individuals of high risk," Fire Rescue spokeswoman Carrie Proudfit said in the release.

The Narcan kits will include the drug, along with resource information.

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