Story by Janmarie Foschini
The Greenwood Lake PBA, along with the Greenwood Lake Coalition, will be offering a free Naloxone (NARCAN) Training Class to the public. The training will be held on Tues., Jun. 5 at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake. One class will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., while another class is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
This training has been proven to be crucial in the efforts to slow down the rates of fatal overdoses. During the training, participants will be taught to understand, recognize, respond to and reverse opioid overdoses by using a naloxone rescue kit.
“You can help become part of the solution to solving the opioid use and help save lives,” said Police Officer Leanna Malara, who encourages the community to attend the class.
The training increases knowledge and perception of fatal overdoses related to opioids and distinguishes risk factors for an overdose. Participants will learn how to recognize an overdose and how to accurately use Naloxone. Upon completion of the course, everyone will receive a free Naloxone rescue kit.
To sign up for the class or for more information call the G.L. Police Department at 477-9211 and leave a message for Officer Malara or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.