Para­medic driv­ing pa­tient re­quires over­dose res­cue

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - OPINION -

An Ohio fire­fighter-para­medic driv­ing an over­dose pa­tient to the hos­pi­tal needed res­cue him­self.

Fair­born Fire Depart­ment of­fi­cials say the man wasn’t see­ing or feel­ing right Thurs­day evening, so his part­ner jumped to the front to stop the am­bu­lance. The part­ner then ad­min­is­tered the over­dose-re­vers­ing drug nalox­one, and drove the fire­fighter-para­medic and the woman they had been trans­port­ing to a hos­pi­tal in south­west­ern Ohio.

Au­thor­i­ties say both re­cov­ered. They haven’t re­leased their names. Fair­born Po­lice Capt.

Terry Ben­ning­ton says the woman who over­dosed could face charges.

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