*Media Advisory* North Reading Police to Host Citizen CPR/Narcan Training

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North Reading Police Department
Chief Michael P. Murphy
150 Park St.
North Reading, MA 01864

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

*Media Advisory* North Reading Police to Host Citizen CPR/Narcan Training

NORTH READING— Police Chief Michael P. Murphy announces that the North Reading Police Department, in conjunction with Winchester Hospital, will host the first Citizen Narcan-CPR Training for families in need.

The event comes amidst the nationwide opioid epidemic, which has left no community untouched by the disease of addiction.

“We are pleased to offer a training of this kind for the first time,” Chief Murphy said. “Opiate addiction is affecting not only our community, but our surrounding communities as well. We encourage everyone to attend.”

The training is open to the entire community. Spaces for individuals and families who have been affected by addiction have already been reserved. Extra seats will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis to those attending.

WHEN:

Monday, June 27 at 6 p.m.

WHERE:

North Reading Police Department Training Room, 150 Park St.

WHO:

  • Lt. Mark Zimmerman
  • Detective Thomas Hatch
  • Members of the Winchester Hospital Home Health Team

WHAT:

During the training, attendees will:

  • Learn about the current drug trends involving opioids
  • Learn how to administer the overdose-reversal drug, nasal Naloxone (Narcan)
  • Receive available Narcan dosage units
  • Learn how to obtain additional units of Narcan
  • Receive resources for families and at risk individuals
  • Learn life saving measures for someone suffering from an opioid overdose