Delaware News

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Offering Narcan Training for Opioid Epidemic

Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health is a state agency that oversees treatment and recovery services throughout the first state. They offer direct services for individuals who either have no insurance or limited insurance for health care. Experts say substance abuse and mental health concerns are underrepresented and a primary concern in the state of Delaware. Raising awareness and offering training to the public for take-home Opioid Rescue Kits are one of the many ways they fight the opioid epidemic across the state. Brent Waninger, Director of the Opioid Response Center at DSAMH says, “The possibility of saving a life is why we train everybody in the general public. It’s why everybody should have this kit because you never know when you’re going to come across somebody who needs help.”
WMDT-TV ABC/CW+ 47 Salisbury

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Sussex County EMS member honored as ’First Responder Who Makes A Difference’

VIDEO: 47 ABC is teaming up with four Tire Pro locations to honor first responders each month. Kalina Petkova with Sussex County EMS is our First Responder Who Makes A Difference for September. Kalina is a full time paramedic originally from Bulgaria. We’re told she’s a mother of a 2-year-old girl and her fiance is also a parademic. Coworkers say she worked hard to get her degree in paramedicine and is incredibly driven, dedicated, and tenacious. Kalina tells us it means the world to her to be recognized for her efforts to save lives. “When I was in high school I just wanted to go to medical school and be a doctor but then things change in life so I moved here so I feel like this is the closest that you can do to be a doctor because you get to do a lot of cool things and help people all the time.”
WDMT-TV ABC/CW+ 47 Salisbury

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