Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health, are encouraging residents to take advantage of scheduled opioid overdose prevention program-narcan training classes.

The training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to recognize an opioid overdose, administer intranasal Narcan and take additional steps until EMS arrives. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and an emergency resuscitation kit that includes nasal Narcan. The classes will take place as follows:

Central Islip
Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Central Islip Library
33 Hawthorne Ave
Central Islip, NY 11722
RSVP required register (631) 234-9333 Ext 116 or 117

Hauppauge
Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services,
Office of Health Education
725 Veterans Highway, Bldg. C-928 Hauppauge, NY 11788
RSVP To Wanda Ortiz: wanda.ortiz@suffolkcountyny.gov

Learn more about the program; watch “Saving One Life at a Time with Narcan at Suffolk’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Program.”