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State park and forest rangers now allowed to carry epinephrine injectors

A bill has been signed that allows state park and forest rangers to carry epinephrine injectors.

As more people enjoy the outdoors after the pandemic, the potential for more allergic reactions increases.

Immediate help for an allergic reaction may not be close by in the outdoors, and the bill will allow almost 700 park rangers, park police and forest rangers that oversee over 18 million acres of land to carry the EpiPens.

With allergic reactions sometimes being deadly, there was bipartisan support for the bill.

Before this bill, overnight and summer camp workers, public and private school staff, and sports and entertainment venue staff could carry EpiPens. In 2019 fire fighters were added to that list.