New app tracking drug overdoses could help save lives across Georgia

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A drug task force is taking a new approach to fighting overdoses in Georgia, and it could save lives.

The Decatur Fire Department Assistant Chief Ninetta Violante said her staff uses automated external defibrillators, bag valve masks, IVs, Narcan and more in responding to the drug overdose crisis facing Georgia.

“We’ve had parents that have had children with ODs. One, well actually two, were dear, dear friends of mine,” Violante said.