Chautauqua County to host Narcan training for the public

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — A push to educate the public on the use of Narcan will give community members the option to attend a free class.

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring Narcan training for free to all members of the public who wish to learn how to save the life of a person who is overdosing on opiates. Those interesting can attend the training on Monday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council on West Third Street in Jamestown.

Officials say the public will learn how to identify risk factors for overdose, recognizing the signs of an overdose, performing techniques to stimulate someone who appears to have overdosed, correctly performing rescue breathing and correctly administering the life-saving drug.

Those who complete the course are provided with a certificate and free Narcan kit. Anybody interested in attending should call (716) 664-3608 to register for the course. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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