Maynard FD hosts synthetic opioid training program

Published Jul 16, 2018 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF MARCY — The Maynard Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a synthetic opioid training program for area firefighters today.

Fire officials said the goal of the training course is to provide critical information in how to evaluate, triage and safely decontaminate equipment and personnel who come into contact with substances suspected of containing synthetic opioids. Alan Antenucci, all hazards training coordinator from the Biodefenses and Chemical Terrorism Laboratories of the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center, is teaching the course.

Several first responders from area police, fire and ambulance agencies were expected to attend the training course.