Wilmot and area residents learn more about Narcan®

On September 28 the WCA Red Barn hosted another Chief David White Safety and Wellness workshop.  Alarmed that New Hampshire ranks second in the nation for the number of opioid-related deaths per capita, the WCA board decided to take a proactive and productive approach to the issue. The result was this educational workshop on Narcan® . Narcan® is an opiate antidote that can reverse the effects of an overdose. More than 25 people attended the program.The group included many safety and emergency officers and personnel.

Ann Davis, event coordinator thanked the team of presenters by saying, “It was a terrific presentation. It was informal yet very informative and professional. The team fielded the audience’s diverse questions with aplomb.”

Speakers at the program were, from the left, Pamela Drewniak, EMS and Emergency Prep coordinator at New London Hospital, David Zuger, chief, Wilmot Police Department; Tim Monahan, director of EMS and Emergency Preparedness at New London Hospital; Kyla Pillsbury, captain, Wilmot Volunteer Fire Department; and Kirsten Vigneault, director, Community Health and Emergency Preparedness at the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network, an affiliate of Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Lindy Heim of Wilmot attended the workshop and praised the team, “It was an EXCELLENT program on a disturbingly difficult problem we face here in NH. Thanks for getting all these knowledgeable people together to help us understand and maybe even help someone.”

The Wilmot Community Association (WCA) is proud to support the Chief David White Safety and Wellness Series. The series is possible due to generous donations made by family and friends to the WCA in David’s name.  

photo by Marc Davis

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