Massachusetts became the first state to require non-opioid pain medicine in ambulances.
The move came after Acushnet Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher took concerns to the State Department of Health after 30 overdose calls, seven of which were fatal, in the town last year.
The number of calls is already at 10 for this year alone.
"It was brought up in this station over cups of coffee. It just did not make sense that, in an opioid crisis, the only medication we were allowed to use to treat pain were opioids," Gallagher said.