A series of community naloxone (commonly referred to as Narcan) trainings have been scheduled in North Adams. The trainings are free and open to all residents of Northern Berkshire.

Naloxone is an opioid overdose reversal drug that can be administered to someone experiencing an overdose from heroin or prescription opioid pain medication.

The trainings ensure that those who may witness an overdose will have adequate training to administer naloxone properly.

The trainings will be held Aug. 24 at the UNO Community Center, 157 River St.; Sept. 7 at the Northern Berkshire YMCA, Sept. 21 at the Mohawk Forest Community Room, and Oct. 3 at the Greylock Valley Community Room. All trainings will take place from 6 to 9 p.m.

AJ Jusino, an EMT and assistant chief of the North Adams Ambulance Service will teach the training.

Preregistration is requested by contacting Jusino at ajusino@northadamsambulance.com or Wendy Penner at wpenner@nbccoalition.org, 413-663-7588, ext 14.



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