Dayton-area park rangers are now on the front lines of opioid battle carrying Narcan

DAYTON, OH (WDTN) – There are now some unexpected new warriors in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

Five Rivers Metro Park Rangers are now the latest group of first responders carrying the overdose reversal medication.

Rangers now have doses of Naloxone or Narcan on hand as they patrol the region’s 19 metro parks.

In addition to keeping our area parks safe, their rangers patrol the surrounding areas…where they have had to administer Narcan already.

Founding to provide all rangers with Narcan was made possible through local and state grants. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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