"Thank you to all that made tonight's Narcan and CPR event an enormous success! We had an incredible turnout! 126 people received Narcan and Narcan training and 45 were trained in CPR.
Thank you to all of the men and woman at Franklin Fire and Police Departments, BAMSI who did an incredible job and all in our community who came out tonight!"https://www.facebook.com/safecoalitionma/posts/992226187574254
From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"As part of a larger effort to combat the opioid epidemic in the area, public safety officials on Wednesday provided life-saving training to help overdose victims.
The session - held at the Franklin Fire Department Headquarters - was held to teach people how to assist those who have suffered an overdose, providing training on the overdose-reversing drug Narcan and CPR techniques.
James Derick, president of the anti-opioid Support for Addicts and Families through Empowerment (SAFE) Coalition, said the purpose of the event was to give as many people as possible the methods to prevent overdose deaths. He said there had been strong interest in the community about the event, including from business owners - something he attributed to the large number of overdoses in the center of town.
"There's a real concentration around the businesses here," he said, adding that training business owners and employees would allow them to help victims until emergency responders arrive."
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|members of the SAFE Coalition at the training session Wednesday|