Naloxone (Narcan) Training
The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services is working with the Howard County Health Department's Opioid Overdose Response Program. This program includes FREE training on Naloxone (Narcan) for Howard County residents, employees, and visitors on how to save a person’s life from a possible overdose caused by an opioid.
Opioids or opioid-based drugs include morphine, heroin, oxycodone, and others such as: fentanyl, Duragesic, hydrocodone, Norco, Vicodin, hydromorphone, Dilaudid, Astramorph, Avinza, OxyContin, Percocet.
Prescription opioids are used to treat pain. An overdose can lead to a loss of alertness, unconsciousness or even death.
What is naloxone?
It is a prescription medicine that reverses an opioid overdose. It cannot be used to get high and is not addictive. Naloxone is safe and effective; emergency medical professionals and doctors have used it for decades.
How does naloxone help?
Opioids can slow or stop a person's breathing, which causes death. Naloxone can help reverse an opioid overdose.
What will training participants learn?
- Types of opioids (heroin and pain medication)
- How to recognize, respond, and prevent an opioid overdose
- Including how to administer intra-nasal naloxone
- Rights & responsibilities for those who choose to receive a prescription for naloxone
- Resources for you, family members, friends & loved ones
Who can register?
Friends, family, partners, yourself. Anyone who has an interest in saving a life with Naloxone.
This training is offered at the end of our current programs: Hands-Only CPR, Stop the Bleed and our Fire & Fall Prevention Program for Aging Adults
OR, you can sign up for one of our walk-in sessions using the form below.
- Classes coming soon.