Heroin, fentanyl overdose calls overwhelm Miami first responders
Miami Department of Fire-Rescue Capt. Archie Vazquez pulls up to an accident scene. He tells crews to get fluids for two women who are unconscious in the vehicle. Vazquez then requests naloxone for both women. The drug, known by the brand name Narcan, is used to block opioids like heroin or fentanyl and can reverse the effects of an overdose. The accident is a reminder of the heroin and fentanyl crisis in South Florida. Vazquez, along with other first responders, respond to overdose calls daily.