S. C. Daily Incident Log – 10/26/20

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06/18/2020 -

Firefighters statewide deliver 200 opioid antidotes in effort to prevent overdoses 

According to DHEC, South Carolina firefighters are reaching a milestone of 200 naloxone administrations for suspected opioid overdoses this year as of October 21st. The Reducing Opioid Loss of Life (ROLL) program trains any fire department to administer the opioid antidote naloxone, including departments not staffed with emergency medical technicians. It's administered by DHEC's Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and currently includes over1,700 firefighters in 113 units across the state. South Carolina started the program in 2017 to address the increasing number of opioid overdoses and deaths. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, DHEC says South Carolina has seen a 49 percent increase in suspected opioid overdoses and first responder naloxone administrations in 2019.  



Giving the gift of warmth this winter, Bluffton Fire kicks off winter coat drive 

The Bluffton Township Fire District is asking people to give the gift of warmth this winter by taking part in their winter coat drive. The drive, which is the first of its kind for the station, was inspired by a Bluffton firefighter. "One of our firefighters came up to us and said, 'Hey, I think it would be a good idea if we collected coats for children of all ages, high school age all the way down to kindergarten, just to make sure the children in our community have coats for the winter,'" Captain Randy Hunter said. The drive is asking people to help out by donating a new or gently used coat to one of its fire stations. Hunter said most people forget that it can get cold in the Lowcountry and they want to make sure everyone is prepared when it does.  


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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