‘Every second is precious’: 23 people overdose in Kenosha in three-week period

Advocates are warning residents about a spike in recent overdoses in the City of Kenosha. According to Kenosha Fire Department EMS Division Chief Jim Poltrock between April 20 and May 9, there have been 23 overdoses, and about half of those overdoses occurred within a four-day period.

Of the 23 overdoses, there was one fatality. Poltrock reported at a Task Force meeting “that Narcan is being administered routinely, by EMS personnel and by family and friends of drug users before EMS arrives.”

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