Free Narcan training planned for Nov. 9
Free Narcan training will be given at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Accord Fire House, 22 Main St.
The training is sponsored by Ulster County Legislator Ronald G. Lapp Jr., Dr. Raymond Harvey of the Institute for Family Health and Marie Shultis, director of Awarness Inc.
Narcan, the generic name of which is naloxone, is used for emergency treatment of opioid overdoses and has been credited with saving many lives when used by first responders.
Everyone in attendance Nov. 9 will be given a Narcan kit and taught how to use it in an emergency.
In a press release, Lapp, a former police officer, said he has seen the growing heroin and opioid crisis in Ulster County and supports the county Coalition Against Narcotics’ recommendation regarding the training of first responders and the public.
To sign up for the training, email firstname.lastname@example.org.