A Day in the Life: Sanford Fire Department

Combating the heroin epidemic in Maine.

SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — One of the regular segments on NEWS CENTER NOW at 5 p.m. will be "A Day in the Life." In this edition, we spent some time with the Sanford Fire Department.

The department spends a lot of time fighting fires, heading out on rescue calls and battling the growing opioid addiction problem that plagues the nation and Maine, specifically.

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There were 123 deaths last year in Maine from heroin overdoses alone.

As part of our day with Sanford FD, we watched first hand as they brought someone who had overdosed back to life.

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