SAUGERTIES – The Saugerties Police Department has received certification from the State Health Department as an opioid prevention program provider.
Officer David Stoutenburgh and Chief Joseph Sinagra recently received their certification through the health department as opioid prevention trainers.
The police department will be conducting monthly Narcan classes that will be open to the public, anyone 16 years of age and older.
Narcan is the only nasal spray FDA-approved for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. Narcan counteracts the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose.
“The sooner Narcan can be administered in a suspected opioid overdose, the better chances we have in saving someone’s life,” said Sinagra. “It is for this reason that the Saugerties Police Department has taken this endeavor on, in hopes of getting Narcan into the hands of those who are likely to witness or respond to an opioid overdose.”