On a regular basis, ECDOH provides training to Erie County residents on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. This training includes how to use the aerosol version of naloxone (Narcan) to reverse the overdose.
- There is NO COST to attend this training. Participants must be at least 16 years old.
- Naloxone is a benign drug. If it is administered when an individual is not experiencing an opioid overdose, no harm will come to the patient.
- A kit containing two doses of naloxone will be given to each attendee who successfully completes the training. Once an individual uses these doses, they must submit the Naloxone Training and Overdose Reporting Form in order to receive a replacement naloxone kit.
- Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, administer naloxone (Narcan) properly and take necessary follow-up steps.
- Online Registration Only: Click on the desired date below to register for that training. Pre-registration is highly recommended as space is limited.
- Note: When there are fewer than 20 pre-registrants 72 hours before a scheduled class, the class will be cancelled. Registrants will be notified by email of the cancellation.
Training Schedule & Registration (click on link to register)
- Tuesday, February 21, 2017; 7:00--9:00 PM; U-Crest Volunteer Fire Company, 255 Clover Place, Cheektowaga 14225
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017; 6:00--8:00 PM; Niagara Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 280 Porter Avenue, Buffalo 14201
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017; 6:00--8:00 PM; East Clinton Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1929 Clinton Street, Buffalo 14206
- Wednesday, April 19, 2017; 6:30--8:30 PM; Springville Middle School, 267 Newman Street, Springville 14141
- Tuesday, May 9, 2017; 6:00--8:00 PM; Good Shepherd Community of Faith, 187 Southside Parkway, Buffalo 14220
- If access to naloxone is deemed urgent, contact Cheryll Moore at 716-858-7695 or email@example.com. For general information, please call (716) 858-7690.
Protects an overdose victim, and those who summon help, from:
- arrest in the presence of misdemeanor drug possession and/or underage drinking
- prosecution in felony possession (unless there are aggravating circumstances, e.g. possession with intent to sell or outstanding warrants)
- Needle & Medication Disposal
- Erie County H.O.P.E. Project (Community Education & Prevention)
- Opioid Epidemic Task Force (The Task Force is composed of seven committees, which will meet regularly and report back to the group)
- Opioid Calendar of Events
- Presentations & Additional Opioid Information
Medical Care Administrator
95 Franklin St., Room 911
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 858-7695
Fax: (716) 858-8701