Capt. Vince Pyle

In this 2016 CTN file photo, Capt. Vince Pyle, the Cumberland Fire Department's emergency medical services officer, displays a dose of naloxone hydrochloride that is routinely used to treat drug overdose patients and restore their breathing. 

WHO: The Allegany County Health Department 

WHAT: Free classes to become certified in the use of naloxone, also known as Narcan. The drug, when administered to a person overdosing from an opioid, can reverse the overdose immediately.

WHEN: Next class is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 (Must register at least one week in advance)

WHERE: 12503 Willowbrook Road

DETAILS: Class lasts one hour. Upon completion, participants will receive a certification in the use of naloxone and a voucher for two doses of naloxone. To register for the class, complete an application with a photo identification no later than one week prior to the class. Learn more at the ACHD website or call 301-759-5050.

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS, ctn@times-news.com

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