RIDGE, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, in conjunction with the Suffolk County Police Department and the Ridge Civic Association, will host a Narcan training program on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Brookhaven Volunteer Firefighters Museum in Ridge. The “Opioid Overdose Prevention Program and Narcan Training Class,” which meets the New York State Department of Health requirements, will train participants to recognize an opioid overdose, to administer intranasal Narcan, and what steps to take until EMS arrives during an emergency situation.
“There is a heroin and opiate epidemic that is plaguing Suffolk County,” said Legislator Anker. “One of the measures that we can take as citizens is to be prepared in case of an emergency. Through the Narcan Training Class, participants will be given the tools and the knowledge they need to respond quickly to save a life.”
Upon successful completion of the class, participants will receive an emergency resuscitation kit that includes Narcan. Advanced registration for the class is required. To register, or to receive additional information, please call Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600.