Phoenix firefighters share stories of trying to save opioid overdose victims

In June, Arizona declared a health emergency to address the growing number of opioid deaths, and these firefighters are on the front lines.
3:06 | 08/23/17

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Where or how would fire station eighteen. Arizona and other responding to reportedly over those who think hill right. So there isn't found that over. Known letters and now when you go throughout the city's fine every area Santo issues. Hope its heroines take them back to the case. Aaron. Do still think. It was a young kid with the high school and my kids will eventually go to. As long and bathroom he was an overdose of news room near death. And we brought him back with some. The thing that stuck out news is the malls is completely broke and she's three two years. I've been since he was thirteen years old reserves it is we've done pretty. She's gone away from you detention facilities. We tried some different things we can. We can't fix them. I was at the station three and a half years and we had one instance where this. Baby sitter called us for a mom who was supposed to go to war. And she ended up shoot man apparently in the bathroom. And they didn't know she was there too little girl came in and found her mom. Yeah. Those whose three or four. So that named Karen called us she's. Babies there's no idea. That she was here she told us she was leaving. And next thing you know finder two hours later. Still the Mueller are. And she was just. You can. Perfectly damaged when this. Fair you mean you. They're mad at us their madness we not only we just we save their lives stolen that's not hyperbole. This person was nobody intervened. There are respiratory rate so depressed that if that continues which it would it would be yet we've immediately. In the eastern arc here bringing back the way. And a roomful of firefighters in the room first thing that it is some as he killed. It's pretty shocking to see people really. Near death experience there is most in your dad is you can. If it wasn't heard in these paramedics first slaughters they would ultimately die just like do you think it was. You don't you don't believe in your own future scared straight. Something you haven't seen him get excuse me but not in this case you think and heroin addict would say. Almost died today I'm never doing this Drury again. And these days.

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