A life-saving class: Leech Lake EMS holds Narcan training at BSU

Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI—In the period of one week, shortly before Christmas, five people on the Leech Lake reservation overdosed.

One person died, but the four others were saved by doses of Narcan—a...

Travis Carlson with the Leech Lake Emergency Medical Service demonstrates how to administer a nasal version of Narcan during a training session on Thursday at the American Indian Resource Center. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)
Yvonne Hardy with the Leech Lake Youth Program injects a syringe into an orange during an opiate overdose awareness and Narcan training session on Thursday at the American Indian Resource Center at BSU. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)
Leech Lake Emergency Medical Service representative Jeffrey Harper demonstrates how to administer a syringe of Narcan during a training session on Thursday at the American Indian Resource Center. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)
Leech Lake Tribal Police Department’s Meth Coordinator Patty Bittner speaks at a opiate overdose awareness and Narcan training session on Thursday at the American Indian Resource Center. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)

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