Heart2Heart First Aid CPR is offering free #Overdose Response Training / Peer Support Responder to members of the community who are most likely to witness a drug-related overdose.

This training is highly recommended to anyone who is interested in learning hands-on skills to save a life.

The Overdose Response Training program is a direct response to the ongoing opioid poisoning crisis. It is highly recommended for those who are most likely to encounter, witness or experience opioid poisoning.

The goal is to save lives by providing FREE training and supplies. Each responder will receive an emergency response backpack that includes a Bag-Valve Mask with HEPA filter, hard-case pocket mask, mini-first aid kit, and PPE.

Types of Responders may include outreach workers or emergency response teams of volunteers in a high-risk apartment complex, neighborhood, or community housing. The responder can also be an individual (family member, friend, peer, neighbor, resident) who may be acting as a “monitor” for someone who is using drugs. They may also be individuals who use drugs themselves and have agreed to take turns with their peers to monitor each other.

Bringing this training to “peers” in high-risk settings will provide the knowledge, skills, and supplies to give lifesaving care while protecting themselves.

This initiative is 100% sponsored by Heart to Heart First Aid CPR Services who is also announcing it new non for-profit organization called ‘The Community Responder Network’. This organization was established in loving memory of Garth Johnston and Natalie Brais and honors all those who have lost their lives from opioid poisoning or homelessness.

If you have any questions or require any further information about this program, please contact Heart to Heart CPR’s CEO, Nick Rondinelli at 416-960-5319 or email him at nick@heart2heartcpr.com