Kosciusko County gets Indiana health grant for 400 doses of Narcan to fight opioid overdoses

Narcan Nasal Spray is administered to patients experiencing an opioid overdose. (Courtesy of Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)
Clockwise from right, Kosciusko County Sheriff William "Rocky' Goshert, Warsaw Fire Chief Michael Wilson, and Kosciusko County Health Department Administrator Robert Weaver announced that their departments will receive doses of Narcan through a grant. (Courtesy of Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)

Kosciusko County will receive 400 doses of Narcan through a grant to fight opioid overdoses.

The doses will be shared among the departments headed by Kosciusko County Sheriff William “Rocky” Goshert, Warsaw Fire Chief Michael Wilson, and Kosciusko County Health Department Administrator Robert Weaver. Money for the Narcan comes from an Indiana Department of Health grant this month to Kosciusko County, according to a news release. All three organizations cooperatively filed a grant to provide the Narcan to first responders in Kosciusko County. Training is being provided by the state this month.

Warsaw Fire Department is handling the deployment of the Narcan to fire departments and EMS services in the county. The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department will be handling the deployment to local police departments.

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