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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)-- Firefighters in St. Charles County will soon be carrying a life-saving drug on their trucks.

The Central County Fire and Rescue will have Naloxone on their trucks.

The drug, better known as Narcan, can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.

The unit will be among the first in the area to carry the drug on their trucks.

The St. Charles Ambulance District has given 36 doses of the drug in just the past month.