Firefighter suspended over Facebook post against Narcan, addicts
He will be suspended for 90 days without pay after suggesting overdose victims die and calling Narcan the worst drug ever created
WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Officials have suspended a firefighter for 90 days without pay following a controversial post he made on his Facebook page about drug addicts and the drug Narcan.
WCVB reported that the firefighter will have to undergo sensitivity and social media training and will be reassigned to a non-frontline position when the suspension is over. The firefighter called Narcan, an overdose-reversing drug, the “worst drug ever created.” The post also suggested letting overdose victims die.
"I for one get no extra money for giving Narcan and these losers are out of the hospital and using again in hours," the post said. "You use, you should lose!"
Fire Chief Keith Stark acknowledged the situation in an email statement.
"The comments posted do not reflect the philosophy or values we hold as a fire department or town," he said.