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Crawford County Emergency Management receives grant that will help distribute Narcan throughout the region

Jim Hackett – Crawford County Emergency Management

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Wis. – The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management announced today that it has been awarded a grant from Wisconsin Public Health under the Narcan Direct Program. Emergency Management officicas said this significant grant has enabled the department to provide Narcan to the public and other First Responder agencies at no charge. 

According to a press release, since receiving the award, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office has successfully distributed Narcan to several agencies, including: 

  • MFL Police Department (Monona, IA) 
  • Richland County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Vernon County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Viola Police Department 
  • Richland Center Police Department 
  • Grant County Emergency Management 
  • Grant County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Bridgeport Fire and First Responders 
  • North Crawford Rescue 
  • Ocooch Mountain Rescue 
  • Ferryville Fire and First Responder 

The City of Prairie du Chien Police Department was also awarded Narcan under this program through an independent grant application. 

On October 18th, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office expressed their gratitude on their Facebook page.

“Sheriff Torgerson would like to thank Deputies Jim Hackett and Marc Myhre, with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Crawford County Emergency Management, for including us in your Narcan grant. Several doses have already been distributed to and administered (LIVES SAVED) by emergency services. We are so thankful for such a wonderful working relationship. Thank you, Sheriff McCullick, and Chief Deputy Olson for your leadership.” 

Deputy Jim Hackett emphasized the timeliness and importance of this grant.

“This grant came at a perfect time for us in Crawford County,” said Hackett. “We were due to replace all of our expiring NARCAN, which would have been a substantial cost to Crawford County’s budget.”

The department was awarded a total of 2,304 doses of NARCAN, which equates to approximately $52,000 in Narcan based on over-the-counter pricing at local pharmacies. Emergency Management said this grant required no matching funds, meaning zero dollars contributed from local budgets. 

Crawford County Public Health was also awarded this grant and is providing free NARCAN to anyone in the public that’s interested.   

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