Thursday, February 2, 2017

Free Narcan and CPR (‘Hands Only’) Training Session - Feb 15

The S.A.F.E. Coalition, in association with the Franklin Fire Department, Franklin Police Department and BAMSI (Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.) will present a Free Narcan and CPR (‘Hands Only’) Training Session on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Franklin Fire Department Headquarters, 40 West Central Street, Franklin MA. 

The public is invited.

‘Drop-In’ Narcan Training Session

The ‘Drop-In’ Narcan Training Session will be ongoing from 4:00-8:00 pm with no reservation necessary. Narcan will be distributed at no charge after the training session.

“Overdose deaths caused by heroin and synthetic opioids have reached an all-time high. Naloxone, commonly referred to by the brand name Narcan, has been proven to save lives by reversing the effects of opioids. Anyone with minimal training can learn how to administer naloxone and save the life of an individual experiencing an opioid-related overdose.”
T.J. Lynch
Chief of Police, Franklin

“Generic Narcan (naloxone), an opioid antagonist, is perhaps the one most critical drugs in combatting overdose with heroin, fentanyl and other illicit opioids. Without this drug, untold numbers of lives, far in excess of those already lost, would have not been given the chance to battle Substance Use Disorder. It is critical that ‘Narcan’ become widely available during this prolonged and growing epidemic until we can stem the deaths associated with these opioids.”
Jordan E. Warnick, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Associate Dean (Ret.)
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Secretary, S.A.F.E.

"Providing Narcan is an important step in combating the opioid epidemic that is raging in our community. Life-saving Narcan grants overdose victims another chance to find recovery" 
Jim Derick
President, S.A.F.E.

Franklin Fire Dept Headquarters, 40 West Central Street, Franklin MA
Franklin Fire Dept Headquarters, 40 West Central Street, Franklin MA

CPR Training Session

The CPR Training Session is a ‘Hands-Only’ session and will be offered at 4:00 pm, 5:15 pm and 6:30 pm. REGISTRATION is essential for the CPR training – send an email to with your name and session time. Information of certificate programs will be available.

“In an emergency that causes a loss of breathing or lose their pulse, whether it is drug-related or not, the availability of CPR can be critical. Waiting for an ambulance and trained medical personnel may not be an option. You can make a difference!”

The S.A.F.E. Coalition provides this and other sessions to provide education, treatment options, and coping mechanisms for those affected by Substance Abuse Disorder, their families and friends. For more information please contact the S.A.F.E. Coalition at 508-488-8105 or

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