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Retired firefighter aims to combat opioid overdoses

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Boynton Beach, Florida – In order to help prevent spring break overdose deaths, a retired firefighter, Luis Garcia is doing his part.

He used to be a firefighter and paramedic with the city of Boynton Beach.

By distributing Narcan, a lifesaving spray, Garcia aims to combat opioid overdoses.

He’s traveled from Jupiter to Hallandale to give out 600 Narcan sprays.

From 9 to 5, he’s out on the beaches, before going to nightclubs and entertainment areas from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

“Someone sells them a drug, give them a pill, even pot, pot can be laced, they don’t know what’s in it,: Garcia said. “So what I tell spring breakers is you don’t know what’s in that drug that you’re taking that you bought from someone down in Fort Lauderdale, and the drug dealer doesn’t care what’s in it and fentanyl kills.”

Working his way down to Broward, he started doing this on Thursday up in Palm Beach County.

 

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