LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Troopers now have a new tool to help keep them safe as they battle the opioid crisis.

The agency's new fentanyl response kits help them avoid contact with fentanyl and other dangerous drugs. The kits were purchased with grant funds from Kentucky's Passport Health Plan.

Troopers will receive special suits, masks and fentanyl protection gloves.

KSP says the suits will have an immediate impact on officer safety.

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