Palumbo Announces Narcan Training Opportunity

April 30, 2018

Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R,C,I,Ref-New Suffolk) announced today that in conjunction with Suffolk County Department of Health Services and Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell, he will be providing a Narcan Training Seminar Thursday, May 10, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Peconic Recreation Center in Peconic. The deadline to register is May 7. To do so, please contact Denis Noncarrow at 631-765-5806.

“We are seeing heroin and opioid addiction affect people all over Long Island,” said Palumbo. “Preparing families and loved ones for the necessary steps to handle overdoses until paramedics arrive is crucial to the survival of those battling addiction. Knowing the process and how to administer Narcan could save a loved one or neighbor’s life.”

The training meets New York State Department of Health requirements and trains individuals to administer Narcan and follow the necessary steps until emergency services arrive. This will also cover the dangers associated with accidental exposure to Fentanyl in the powdered form and steps to take to protect you from exposure while assisting an overdose patient. Trainees will receive a certificate of completion after the course and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes Narcan.

“Helping those battling addiction is never an easy task,” said Palumbo. “This seminar will provide loved ones and family members with the necessary tools in the event they are confronted with such a crisis. I would like to thank Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services for making this happen”