Hauter discussed a drug overdose kit that can be used in
emergency situations. Hauter explained the need for all first
responders including local fire, police, ambulance and EMTís to have
these kits readily available when responding to emergency calls
related to drug overdose.
The Overdose Reversal Kit has serum applications for one treatment,
so having the kits on hand will be an ongoing need for local first
responders. Hauter said although legislation has been presented to
the state governor, there are currently no funds available from the
state to purchase the kits. In Logan County, some emergency vehicles
are equipped with these kits but more are needed.
In answer to this need, St John U.C.C. will be sponsoring a Culverís
Night fundraiser on Sunday February 21st from 5 to 8 p.m. Ten
percent of all sales during that time will be directed to the LCDPH
for the purchase of the overdose kits.
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St. John would also like to invite other churches, civic
organizations and groups to join them in an effort to supply these
much needed medications for use by the first responders in our
For additional information about this program contact Emily Hauter,
LCDPH Health Education and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at
[Tonita Reifsteck, St. John United
Church of Christ]