Massachusetts Firefighter’s Criticism of Narcan Prompts Investigation

A Weymouth firefighter is in hot water over a social media post attributed to him that called Narcan “the worst drug ever created” and suggested we should “let the shit bags die”.

The post goes on to imply that because the firefighter does not get “extra money” the policy should be “you use you lose”.

The authenticity of the post appears to remain in a question according to Wicked Local Weymouth, and the identity of the firefighter has not been officially released. However, here is a copy with the firefighter’s identify obscured.


For those not familiar with Narcan, it can be administered to those overdosing on heroin or similar opioid narcotics.

Dave Statter has more on this.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

Check Also

Fire Law Roundup for August 8, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for August 8, 2022, Brad ...

Fire Law VLOG Special Edition – EMS Billing

In this special edition of Fire Law VLOG, Brad and Curt discuss with Attorney Kevin Fairlie the challenges of fire departments and EMS agencies when it comes to EMS billing. Many fire and EMS organizations are being audited and investigated for Medicare fraud. There are solutions as Brad and Kevin suggest.