Those of you who know me personally know that I don’t take myself too seriously. However, there’s a serious issue facing our communities here in Massachusetts, and I think it’s important to bring attention to it and help out in any way we can. I’m talking about the opioid epidemic, and fortunately, there’s a fantastic group here in the Franklin area that’s working to combat it. (Watch this space for more info on this group soon!)
The SAFE Coalition, together with the Franklin Fire Department, Franklin Police Department, and Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc. (BAMSI), will be hosting a life-saving training session on February 15, 2017 at the Franklin Fire Department (40 West Central St.). Drop in any time from 4 to 8 PM to receive training in the use of Narcan, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. At 4 PM, 5:15 PM, and 6:30 PM, hands-on CPR training will also be provided. If you’d like to attend one of the CPR classes, please register by emailing the SAFE Coalition at info @ safecoalitionma.com with your name and desired class time. No registration is necessary for the Narcan training, and both Narcan and CPR training are free of charge.
I know I say “don’t miss out” about pretty much every local event I feature on this blog, but I really mean it in this case. This class could give you the power to save someone’s life, so please, take advantage of it!