CALDWELL, NJ - Just six weeks after the West Essex First Aid Squad was trained to administer Narcan to counter the affects of Opioids (narcotic drugs such as Heroin, Codeine and Morphine), their training was put to full use. On Thursday evening, a Caldwell patient who was unresponsive was revived through the EMT's administration of the special anti-overdose narcotic.
According to WEFAS Captain David Black, the patient was unconscious when the EMT's arrived and less than one-minute after they properly administered the Narcan drug, the patient regained consciousness.
"Clearly it was well worth the time and attention that the
West Essex First Aid Squad
President: George Carnrick, Jr
Captain: David Black
642 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006