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State offers free opioid overdose training at sites throughout county

Free opioid overdose rescue training will be offered throughout Niagara County next week.

Participants will receive a free naloxone rescue kit after completing the training. The presenter is the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.

The training will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at Lumber City Church, 383 Vandervoort, North Tonawanda. Register at NarcanLCC.eventbrite.com or call Lisa at 282-1228.

It will also be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Niagara Falls High School Amphitheater and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the school’s Performing Arts Center, both at 4455 Porter Road. Register atNarcanNFHS1.eventbrite.com for the first session and at NarcanNFHS2.eventbrite.com for the second session or call Patty at 286-4253.

Training will be presented from 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at Niagara Street Elementary School, 2513 Niagara St., Niagara Falls. Register at NarcanNSE.eventbrite.com or call Patty at 286-4253.

It will also be offered from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the John A. Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Register at NarcanJDSC.eventbrite.com or call Patrick at 278-4569.

Training will be presented from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Potter’s House Christian Community Church, 723 Seventh St., Niagara Falls. Register at NarcanPHC.eventbrite.com or contact Falonia at 438-6327.

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston, will also host training from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Register at NarcanMSM.eventbrite.com or call the Niagara County Health Department at 439-7410.

Free training continues in the eastern end of the county March 1, with a session from noon to 1 p.m. March 1 at Hartland Bible Church, 8310 West Ave., Gasport. Register at NarcanHBC.eventbrite.com. It will be presented from 3 to 4 p.m. March 1 at Lockport Alliance Church, 555 Davison Road, Lockport. Register at NarcanLAC.eventbrite.com. And it concludes from 6 to 7 p.m. March 1 at Ridgewood Bible Church, 7073 Ridge Road, Lockport. Register at NarcanRBC.eventbrite.com or call the county at 439-7410.

Training is supported by the Niagara County Opioid (OASIS) Task Force Public Awareness/Involvement Subcommittee.

Check-in time is 15 minutes prior to the start of each session. Training is for anyone who is likely to respond to, or witness an opioid overdose.

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