Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, in partnership with the Town Board, will be hosting a series of free beachside Narcan training classes at Town Park Point Lookout this summer. The classes, occurring on weekend mornings throughout July and August, are part of an ongoing series of Hempstead Town Narcan training events designed to combat the recent uptick in opioid overdoses being experienced across Long Island.
The training sessions will be led by Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Ex-Chief of the Island Park Fire Department and a Retired NYPD Detective. Councilman D’Esposito will utilize his extensive experience responding to opioid related emergencies to train members of the public on how to identify an overdose victim, administer a Narcan Kit, and contact emergency officials. Attendees who complete the training session will also obtain a Narcan certification and receive a complimentary Narcan Kit.
“The Town of Hempstead is committed to doing everything possible to help stem the tide on the worrying increase in opioid overdoses being experienced locally,” said Clavin. “This Town supported educational initiative will empower residents to save lives by learning how to administer the lifesaving drug Narcan to persons in the throes of an opioid overdose”
“The spike in opioid overdoses occurring across Long Island is cause for great concern,” said D’Esposito. "My training as both an NYPD detective and volunteer firefighter has been invaluable when it comes to responding to such emergency medical incidents, and I am committed to educating my Town of Hempstead neighbors on how to save lives through the use of Narcan in opioid overdose situations.”
All Narcan training classes will be held at the Town Park Point Lookout center mall (adjacent to the lifeguard shack/bathroom facilities). Classes begin at 9am and last for approximately 1 hour. The summer schedule for the Town of Hempstead Narcan Training classes is as follows:
Residents interested in receiving the potentially lifesaving Narcan training should register by calling the Hempstead Town Board at (516) 812-3242. Walk-ups are also welcome. Attendees are asked to bring their own beach chair for seating purposes during the class.
“The Town of Hempstead is taking a proactive approach to ending the opioid epidemic by holding these important Narcan training classes,” said Clavin. “I am grateful that Councilman Anthony D’Esposito is able to help prepare residents for how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency, and in doing so, potentially saving countless lives.”