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Dear Putnam Valley staff and community member:

The Putnam Valley Business Network has arranged a Drug Awareness and Free Overdose Prevention Training at the Putnam Valley Ambulance Corps on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. We would like to encourage you to attend this training, and to learn more about the role we can play in saving a life. The training will be presented by Arms Acres, Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, and Drug Crisis in our Backyard. Please see attached flyer.

We are all aware of the terrible scourge of opioid addiction that is affecting so many in our nation and community. So many have died, and, unfortunately, Putnam County has a significantly higher rate of death and addiction than other areas in the region. We know that Narcan is a powerful antidote to the overdose that kills. Our nurses and athletic trainer have been trained to administer Narcan, and as a precaution, Narcan is available at our schools. If we have more members of the community with knowledge and training, we can increase our opportunity to protect our children and community.

Knowing how to use Narcan, and maintaining a dose for use, can save the life of someone you love, a neighbor, or someone who may cross your path. Overdoses can happen anywhere and anytime.

Sincerely,

Dr. Frances Wills
Superintendent of Schools

File attachments:
Narcan Presentation Flyer