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The Buffalo Fire Department will now carry the life-saving drug, Narcan.

In an announcement Tuesday morning, Buffalo Mayor Byron brown said all Buffalo Fire personnel recently completed the training required to administer the drug, which is used to rescue people who are suffering from an opiate overdose.

"While our focus is still to rid drugs from our streets, our goal is also to save as many lives as we can. Narcan adds another tool to the tool box and gives us another way to save lives. It is part of the public service we provide," said Mayor Brown.

Trained Buffalo police officers started to carry Narcan back in February.

Other police and fire departments across the nation have also started carrying the drug, due to a growing number of people struggling with prescription and drug addiction.

Narcan is administered by nasal spray and can delay the effects of an opioid for ninety minutes, which is enough time to get an overdose victim to a hospital.

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