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Fairfield CARES will offer free Narcan training

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Fairfield, CT – Fairfield CARES Community Coalition – the local Prevention Council for the City of Fairfield – announced that in partnership with Fairfield AMR, it will be offering free monthly community training sessions on narcan.

Workshops will be held at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Each participant aged 18 or over will receive a free Narcan kit at the end of the 90-minute training. The first session is scheduled for Thursday, June 16.

Registration is requested at communitynarcantrainingfairfieldct.eventbrite.com.

Just as everyone should learn how to perform the life-saving Heimlich maneuver or CPR, everyone should know how to administer naloxone to reverse a life-threatening opioid overdose.

Between 2015 and 2022, nearly eight thousand Connecticutans lost their lives due to drug overdoses, the vast majority of which involved an opioid, such as fentanyl. 1,219 of those deaths occurred in Fairfield County and 46 in the City of Fairfield*.

*Source: https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/heather.clinton/viz/SUDORS_Dashboard_final2/OverdoseDashboard

ABOUT FAIRFIELD CARE

Fairfield CARES Community Coalition, established in 2009, is a citywide organization of parents, school representatives, local business leaders, law enforcement, clergy, health professionals counseling and youth service organizations. Fairfield CARES envisions a community that promotes healthy and responsible choices through prevention and education for youth, young adults and families.

Mission statement

The Fairfield CARES Community Coalition focuses on substance abuse prevention, promoting social and emotional well-being, and resilience in youth, young adults, and families. The Coalition builds capacity, mobilizes the Fairfield community and develops comprehensive strategies to help families make healthy choices that allow youth and young adults to thrive.

Vision

Fairfield CARES envisions a community that promotes healthy and responsible choices through prevention and education for youth, young adults and families.

ABOUT AMR in the Bridgeport/Fairfield County Operations Community

AMR Fairfield County provides emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services for the City of Bridgeport and the Town of Fairfield, Connecticut, and provides mutual aid services for Stratford, Monroe, Trumbull, Easton and other surrounding communities. It was founded in 1993. AMR Fairfield County employs approximately 200 paramedics and EMTs and handles an average of 45,000 calls per year.