Media Press Release - 2014 Narcan Statistics

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Peter O’Leary, Fire Chiefpoleary@fdl.wi.gov920-322-3802 Direct Line January 21, 2015 Media Advisory What: Narcan Statistics 2014 When: Friday January 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Where: Fond du Lac Fire Department, Fire Station 1 Fond du Lac, WI: The City of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Department Narcan statistics for 2014: •  Narcan was administered 88 times, up from 79 in 2013. •  Suspected overdose calls were 30% higher in 2014 (48) •  26 patients had their conditions improved after being administered Narcan•  3 fatalities attributed to drug overdose (2 confirmed heroin)  The press conference will outline these statistics and detail others compiled in 2014 and will examine statistics back to 2006.  The media will have an opportunity to ask questions of our paramedics who serve on the front line of these medical emergencies.  Interested media outlets are asked to meet promptly at 11:00 at FDLFD Station 1 (815 S. Main St.).  If you have any questions, please contact Chief O’Leary directly.

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