Retired Florida firefighter distributes free Narcan across the country

  • Source: WPEC-TV CBS 12 West Palm Beach
  • Published: 06/14/2021 12:00 AM

A retired firefighter from Boynton Beach is doing his part to combat the opioid crisis. Luis Garcia has traveled across the country offering free first aid classes and giving away free Narcan through his nonprofit, USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction." In the last four years, he's donated more than 6,000 doses -- saving 95 lives, according to Garcia. On Saturday, he partnered with Sol Oasis Yoga Studio to offer his classes and give out more of the life-saving medicine. "Narcan should be carried by anybody. Really, it's no different than a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, an epi-pen, a defibrillator, so I encourage people who are willing to be a Good Samaritan to carry Narcan," Garcia told CBS12 News. Studies show opioid overdose is one of the leading causes of death for Americans under the age of 50.


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