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Firefighter overdoses in the station, is revived with Narcan

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh mayor says a firefighter an overdose at a fire station on New Year’s Eve and was revived with Narcan, used to reverse heroin and other opioid overdoses.

Mayor Bill Peduto said Thursday that the fire department received assistance for his problem and will get a second chance.

Authorities say he and others not be charged criminally under a good Samaritan law that allows witnesses to call 911 without fear of arrest.

The Tribune-Review first reported that police were sent to the station at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 31.

Before Peduto confirmed the overdose, the city of the public security officials had referred to the incident only as a ” medical emergency.”

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