NJ Narcan Program

Posted on January 13, 2015

In an effort to reduce the burden associated with opioid overdose in the community the NJ Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services has issued a waiver that applies to all certified New Jersey EMTs and Paramedics authorizing them to administer Naloxone (Narcan) to individuals experiencing, or believed to be experiencing, opioid overdose to prevent fatality often associated with an opioid overdose. Long Valley First Aid Squad has partnered with Atlantic Health Systems for medical control and training and now carries Narcan to be used for opioid overdoses.  Prior this waiver, opioid overdose patients would not be able to receive the life-saving Narcan until they were transported by the Squad to the emergency room or an Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic crew was available to meet the Squad enroute to the hospital.  The most common opioid overdose we encounter is from heroin.

Spring 2015 EMT Class

Posted on January 19, 2015

We will once again be hosting an EMT course at our station.  The course is scheduled to start at 7 PM on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 and is being run by Emergency Services Training Associates.  For more information click here.