Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that police and fire departments in 40 communities will receive $700,000 for Narcan and training un the use of the anti-opioid.
The DPH identified hot-spots as areas with an average annual rate of 6 unintentional opiod overdose deaths per 100,000.
Boston, Chelsea, Somerville, Quincy, Revere are among the cities receiving grants.
“This grant will help save more lives as our administration continues to pursue new and wide-ranging tools to combat the opioid epidemic, including the ability for medical personnel to intervene with those who have overdosed,” Baker said in a press release. “We look forward to continuing to work with the legislature to pass meaningful reforms, and are pleased to support our first responders’ access to immediate, life-saving resources.”
Click here for a full list of towns and cities receiving the grant.