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Will County agencies work to fight recent spike in overdose deaths

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Lockport Firefighter Paramedic Bill Scholtes holds the Narcan that is administered through the nostrils on an unresponsive person when arriving to a call. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 in Lockport.
Lockport Firefighter Paramedic Jeff Young goes through the signs they look for before administering Narcan to an unresponsive person when arriving to a call. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 in Lockport.
Lockport Firefighter Paramedic’s Josh Blaskey, Lieutenant James Kozek, Jeff Young and Bill Scholtes talk about share their experiences when out on overdose calls. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 in Lockport.
Lockport Firefighter Paramedic Josh Blaskey lays out the several ways first responders can administer Narcan on a call for an unresponsive person. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 in Lockport.