Columbus fire says administration of Narcan on the decline

The Columbus Division of Fire said eight overdose runs in the span of a little more than five hours Saturday is certainly concerning, but sadly, firefighters say it’s typical for medics to respond to between six to 10 overdoses on a daily basis.

Now, the Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team, or RREACT, is hopeful it’s gaining a small edge on the opiate epidemic.

Firefighters, police officers, drug and mental health counselors, and social workers work together as one unit to respond to cases in which medics administered Narcan to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose.