In response to the skyrocketing number of deaths caused by heroin overdoses, several agencies are teaming up to offer narcan training classes to Western New Yorkers.
The two-hour sessions will take place Sunday, April 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Philip Sheridan School on Elmwood Avenue and Wednesday, April 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Benjamin Franklin Middle School on Parkhurst Boulevard.
The classes will teach attendees to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to properly administer narcan.
All participants who complete training will receive a free kit containing two doses of narcan.
The classes will be offered by the Erie County Department of Health in partnership with the Buffalo Police Department, the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, Horizon Health Services and Evergreen Health.
Participants must be at least 16 years of age.