Free community NARCAN® training coming to North Salem
The office of Westchester County Legislator Erika Pierce and Senator Pete Harckham are teaming up to offer free community NARCAN® training at the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps in North Salem on Thursday, April 20.
The training will educate community members on how to recognize and respond to a known or suspected opioid overdose and the proper use of nasal naloxone. The medication can restore breathing to a person who is overdosing from opioid drugs such as heroin and prescription drugs such as oxycontin, oxycodone and fentanyl. The Food and Drug Administration this week approved NARCAN® for over-the-counter sales to “address a dire public health need.”
Over the course of the community training, participants will learn how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone. By the end of the training, all participants will leave with a two-year naloxone certification and a free emergency kit with two doses of naloxone and other safety equipment.
The training will take place Thursday, April 20 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps building at 14 Daniel Road, North Salem. Registration is required. RSVP by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/2vub2472 or calling (914) 241-4600.