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February 10, 2020

Salt Lake County Council and county employees receive training on administering naloxone to overdose victims

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Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, January 24, 2020, is a day Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson will never forget. She was driving down State Street when she saw a man lying on the ground having a serious medical incident. As she pulled over and called 911, a good Samaritan, Tiffani King, also stopped and immediately delivered a lifesaving dose of naloxone to the man. This was truly one of the most terrifying yet reassuring experiences of Mayor Wilson’s life, and a perfect example of why she and other leaders work so hard battling the opioid crisis. One of Mayor Wilson’s top priorities is continuing the tremendous work Salt Lake County has been doing, including the efforts of the county’s Opioid Task Force, co-established by the Mayor and Councilmember, Steve DeBry.

Mayor Wilson will recognize Tiffani King for her heroic actions during the Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, February 10, 2020. The Mayor will also acknowledge Destiny Garcia, a woman in recovery and Executive Assistant in the Mayor’s Office, for her continued work in the recovery community. A Salt Lake County Behavioral Health Services representative will provide training on how to administer NARCAN (naloxone HCI), the opioid antagonist drug. NARCAN kits will be handed out to the County Council.

WHO:     Mayor Jenny Wilson, Tiffani King, Destiny Garcia, Councilman Steve DeBry, Salt Lake County Behavioral Health Services and the Salt Lake County Council
WHAT:     Demonstration on how to use NARCAN (naloxone HCI)
WHEN:     Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:     Salt Lake County Government Center, North Building, second floor, Council Conference Room (N2-800) 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City