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Dammeron Valley Fire & EMS Training Center to provide community Naloxone training and distribution

The Dammeron Valley Fire & EMS Training Center, in cooperation with the Dammeron Valley Fire Special Service District (DVF SSD), will offer a Naloxone (Narcan) training and overdose kit distribution to communities in western rural Washington County on Wednesday, 15 May at 6:00PM. Registration for the event is required.

 

Under a grant awarded to the DVF SSD from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (a division of the Department of Health and Human Services), Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue acquired funding to provide Naloxone opioid reversal kits to community members and cooperative agencies through community education programs.

 

The training will be open to residents in communities served by Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue (DVFR), including Dammeron Valley, Brookside, Diamond Valley, Gunlock, and Veyo. The training includes:

 

  • People and communities at risk of opioid overdose

  • Signs and symptoms of opioid overdose

  • Basics of Naloxone and reversal medications

  • What to do if you suspect an opioid overdose

  • How to administer Naloxone to reverse an overdose

  • Demonstration of Naloxone administration (includes practice)

 

Participants who complete the informational training will be provided a Naloxone overdose reversal kit with two doses of the life-saving medication.

 

“This education and distribution program is a key component of our grant from SAMHSA,” stated Public Information Officer Hunter Wolfe. “We recently provided on-the-spot training and distributed 25 overdose reversal kits at a Dammeron Valley community event. This training is a great opportunity for everyone in our service area to take advantage of this valuable program.”

 

The event is limited to 25 participants, so it is recommended those who are interested RSVP as soon as possible. The training will be held at DVFR's Station 13 Training Room on Wednesday, 15 May from 6:00PM to 7:00PM. To sign-up for the event, visit the DVF SSD website’s Events page.



“While opioid overdoses have remained relatively steady in Utah, national trends indicate increased incidents,” stated Wolfe. “No community or household is immune to this devastating situation, so it’s important for everyone to learn how they can intervene to potentially save a life.”



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