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Credit: Acushnet Fire Dept.
Credit: Acushnet Fire Dept.

Acushnet Fire Chief Displays Purple Flags For Overdose Victims

If you drive by the Acushnet Central Fire Station on Main St. you will see a row of purple flags displayed in front, each one representing an overdose that the fire department has had to respond to this year.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Fatal Heroin Overdoses Dwindling In Southcoast

There's been a noticeable decrease in heroin-related deaths in the Southcoast.

Local law enforcement officials cite several factors that are contributing to the lower number of fatal overdoses.

New Bedford Detective Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News putting the anti-overdose drug Narcan into the hands of all first responders with the proper training has certainly helped

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Narcan Distribution

New Bedford police and firefighters will soon be able to administer an effective antidote to combat the wave of heroin and opioid overdoses sweeping the region and state.

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