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City of Watertown fire crews dealing with dozens of OD calls per week
Posted by news on 6/29/2017 4:21:00 AM.
The city of Watertown Fire Department responds to about 12 to 15 overdose calls per week.


That's what battalion chief James Holland told 7 News about the current drug climate. In fact, Holland said Narcan--which is used by first responders to slow down a heroin or fentanyl overdose--is needed on about 20 percent of the time.
 
Those types of OD calls are so prevalent, 7 News reports two doses of Narcan are typically used per overdose emergency.
 
Battalion chief Holland claims that the department's use of the life-saving kits has had positive results every time.
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