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How The Opioid Crisis Has Altered The Mindset, Resources For First Responders

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On The Legislature Today, we explore the growing responsibilities of West Virginia’s Emergency Medical Services. Host Suzanne Higgins speaks with two members of West Virginia’s EMS Advisory Council.

Senior reporter Dave Mistich brings us the day’s legislative action.

Higgins is joined by Capt. David J. Weller, Chair of the West Virginia EMS Advisory Council and Director of the Martinsburg Fire Department, and Paul Seamann, member of the West Virginia EMS Advisory Council and Director of Operations of Jan Care Ambulance Service.

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting recently visited Princeton Rescue Squad and their Quick Response Team to learn just what it means to be on the front line of the drug epidemic.

It was Innovation and Technology Day at the Capitol, and organizers believe developing the small ideas can net big results. Randy Yohe reports.

Liz McCormick is WVPB's Eastern Panhandle and education reporter/producer. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and received her B.A. in Communications and New Media from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV