Former firefighter donates Narcan across the country

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A former Florida firefighter’s mission to save lives landed him in Louisville Wednesday.

Luis Garcia spent 28 years working as a firefighter and paramedic, which gave him an inside perspective of the opioid epidemic. Now he travels around the country giving out free Narcan and offering training sessions.

The medication can reverse a drug overdose. Each dose costs about $50 and was purchased with Garcia’s retirement money.