Barnstable Receives Grant for Narcan Kits, Training

heroin02BARNSTABLE – The opiate abuse epidemic has hit the region hard over the past month as police and fire departments throughout the Cape have seen a record number of overdoses and deaths from overdoses.

One tool that local public safety officials have found critical is Narcan, which when give to overdose victims, helps them to start breathing again and reverses the effects of an opiate overdose.

The Barnstable Town Council this week has accepted a $32,000 grant to be used to purchase Narcan kits.

The grant also includes funding for the necessary training of police officers on the kits.

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