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Area First Responders Trained in the Use of Heroin Antidote

 
  

May 13, 2014 -- The Allendale Ambulance Corp recently coordinated and hosted a training session for volunteer first responders and emergency medical services personnel from across Bergen County in the use of intranasal spray Narcan to counteract overdoses from heroin and other opiate drugs.  Marc Dreier, M.D., Medical Director of The Valley Hospital’s Mobile Intensive Care Unit, trained more than 140 first responders.  The training session, which was held at Northern Highlands High School, was the first of its kind in Bergen County.

Shown here (left to right) Matt Hillman, 1st Lieutenant, Allendale Ambulance Corp; Sharon Acaster, President, Allendale Ambulance Corp; Dr. Dreier; Ellen Hillman, Captain, Allendale Ambulance Corp; and Scott Zieber, Assistant Captain, Allendale Ambulance Corp.


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