July 15 2019

Burlington Board of Health to Hold Free Narcan Training


Learn how to save the life of someone struggling with opioid addiction at a free training class being provided in Burlington. 


The Burlington Board of Health, in collaboration with EMS Coordinator for the Burlington Fire Department Lieutenant Mark Saia and Margie Taylor, PAARI/AmeriCorps Program Coordinator and Recovery Coach for the Burlington Police Department, will be offering a free one hour Narcan training for interested members of the public on Wednesday, August 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Murray-Kelley room at 61 Center St, Burlington MA.  


“Drug overdose has become a serious public health concern, and opioid-related overdose has increased as a health threat,” a message from the Board of Health states. “This training will help participants to properly react to an emergent opioid crisis situation by providing the information and tools needed to respond in this type of an emergency.”


In the training participants will learn how to administer the drug Naloxone (Narcan), a life-saving medication used to treat a suspected opioid overdose.  If you or someone you know would like to attend the training, call the Board of Health office at, 781-270-1955, or email at boh@burlington.org.


Click Here to watch a previous BNEWS story on NARCAN training.


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