Algonquin Highlands firefighters will have a new tool to help anyone overdosing on opioids.

The province is giving fire departments across Ontario two naloxone kits per fire truck.

The government announced in December that is was expanding its Ontario Naloxone Program to fire and police services.

Mayor Carol Moffatt says there are mixed reviews on the program.

In his report to council, Fire Chief Mike Cavanaugh said Haliburton County paramedics responded to 22 drug overdose related calls last year.

Two of them involved opioids.

The report goes onto say that Algonquin Highlands Fire Services will typically respond to two calls a year involving illegal drug use.