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WV EMS Gets Overdose Equipment

October 24th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health has announced it will be providing equipment to EMS agencies across the state to support overdose response.  Through $1.5 million in federal funding from the Centers for Disease Control, the state has purchased syringes, atomizers, gloves, sharps containers, face shields, and other equipment to support West Virginia EMS agencies.  Jody Ratliff, EMS Director, said the overdose equipment will make a difference in support to the efforts of EMS agencies statewide.  The supplies will be distributed in November.