NEW CANAAN — Police used an opioid reversal drug to help revive a victim in the midst of a heroin overdose.

New Canaan officers responded in less than two minutes after getting a call about an unconscious person. The officers determined the person in question had recently used heroin and as a result, administered Naloxene — commonly known as the nasal spray Narcan — to help reverse the overdose.

The officers then began other lifesaving measures to help the victim regain consciousness. Treatment was then taken over by the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

According to Chief Leon Krolikowski, the officers involved in this incident will be issued an award for life-saving medical service.

In 2014, with funding and training from Silver Hill Hospital, the New Canaan Police Department became one of the first departments in the county to equip all patrol officers with Naloxene.