Lexington County firefighters get ‘critical tool’ to fight ‘deadly epidemic’

Members of the Lexington County Fire Service will have another tool at their disposal in an effort to save lives.

Firefighters will begin carrying Narcan for patients suffering from an overdose, county officials said Monday in a news release.

Narcan, which is the name of a popular brand of the drug Naloxone, can be administered as a nasal spray or as an injection, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said.