Buttons on the frontlines!
As part of ongoing efforts to reduce the dangers posed by fentanyl, the Manitoba government will provide nearly $30,000 to purchase naloxone kits for police officers in Winnipeg and other municipal and First Nation police services across the province, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.
“As fentanyl becomes more commonplace in Winnipeg and throughout the province, we need to help ensure the appropriate resources are in place to protect officers and the public,” said Stefanson. “This is an important investment which will increase the number of naloxone kits in the hands of people who are often first on the scene and need to be ready to respond in any kind of emergency.”
Buttons by Six Cent Press will be worn by those who are carrying naloxone kits, letting others know they are there to intervene and help save a life.