Manhattan, IL Offers Free Emergency Response Training to Combat Opioid Overdoses and Save Lives

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Manhattan, IL – The Village of Manhattan Police Department and Manhattan Fire Protection District have announced their first FREE community class, aimed at empowering residents with emergency response training. According to the Manhattan Fire Protection District’s Facebook post, the course will include Stop the Bleed and Narcan training, focusing on how to handle bleeding emergencies and prevent opioid overdoses.

The event is scheduled for May 18th from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Hanson Community Center. Community members are encouraged to attend to learn vital life-saving skills. The training emphasizes the importance of bystander intervention and preparedness in life-threatening situations. All participants will receive free Narcan, a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in overdose.

Registration for the event is open and can be done by contacting the Village of Manhattan Police Department. The initiative underlines the local authorities’ commitment to fostering a well-prepared community capable of responding effectively to emergencies.

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