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Fairfield CARES to Offer Free Narcan Trainings

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

The workshops will be held at the Fairfield Woods Branch library on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Each participant aged 18 or older will receive a free Narcan kit upon completion of the 90-minute training. The first session is scheduled for Thursday, June 16th.

Registration is requested at communitynarcantrainingfairfieldct.eventbrite.com.  

Just like everyone should learn how to apply the life saving Heimlich Maneuver or CPR, everyone should know how to administer Naloxone to reverse a potentially fatal opioid overdose.

Between 2015 and 2022, almost eight thousand residents in Connecticut lost their lives to a drug overdose, the vast majority of which involved an opioid, such as fentanyl. 1,219 of these deaths occured in Fairfield County and 46 in the town of Fairfield*. 

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

 

ABOUT FAIRFIELD CARES

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

Mission Statement

The Fairfield CARES Community Coalition focuses on preventing substance misuse, fostering social and emotional wellness and resilience among 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, 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 transport service 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 annually.

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