Hamilton’s board of health has approved having firefighters carry EpiPens.
Right now, firefighters arriving at a medical emergency involving an acute allergic reaction have to wait for paramedics to arrive with the life saving epinephrine injectors.
A staff report says it will cost just over 25 thousand dollars to outfit
all front-line fire trucks that have the potential to be dispatched to medical calls.
Other cities already allowing firefighters to carry Epipens include Niagara Falls, Toronto and Brampton.