Peoria firefighters now leaving Narcan overdose kits with families

PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — Peoria firefighters and paramedics are now leaving an overdose reversal drug at homes where overdoses happened.

Peoria Fire Department Assistant Chief Tony Ardis announced the Narcan “Leave Behind Program.” Beginning in Februrary, the fire department will leave two, 4 milligram doses of Narcan and directions on how to get help for substance abuse for families.

Peoria firefighters now leaving Narcan overdose kits with families