150 Narcan kits given to Hawai‘i County to aid in fight against fentanyl
The Hawai‘i Island Fentanyl Task Force donated 150 Narcan kits to Hawai‘i County as part of the ongoing effort to combat the spread of fentanyl in the Big Island community as concern grows surrounding opioid overdoses.
Narcan, also known as naloxone, is a life-saving medicated nasal spray that can reverse opioid overdoses, potentially saving lives in emergency situations. These Narcan kits will be distributed to various county facilities across Hawaiʻi Island.
Mayor Mitch Roth said the county is honored to continue its partnership with the task force to get Narcan in county buildings and vehicles. Receiving the kits, he added, is a crucial step in their joint commitment to keeping the community safe and healthy.
“We are deeply grateful for their support as we continue to strive for a vibrant and safe Hawaiʻi Island where every life matters and thrives,” Roth said.
Roth encourages all residents to be aware of the importance of Narcan and its role in addressing opioid overdoses. Education and awareness are key components in the fight against the opioid crisis, and the county is committed to continuing its efforts to provide resources, support and information to the community.
For more information about Narcan and its availability in the County of Hawaiʻi, contact Tim Hansen, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, at [email protected].