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Free Trainings Offered by Public Safety in Griswold

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The town of Griswold’s Public Health and Safety Committee is holding a series of trainings over the next few months. The first one is First Aid and CPR training, and is being held Sunday, April 10th from 3-6pm, at the JC Firehouse. Certification is available, which costs $30. If certification isn’t needed, then the training is FREE.

The trainings will be administered by Griswold resident, Rich Waselik. Waselik has over 25 years experience in OSHA Compliance, EMS education, First-Aid and CPR education, and strategic planning. Rich has a bachelors in legal studies and education in business and management. He is also a member of the Jewett City Fire Department.

Griswold Pride, the Partnership to Reduce the Influence of Drugs for Everyone will also be taking part in the trainings. Pride Coordinator Miranda Mahoney says “PRIDE takes a public health approach to youth substance use prevention and overdose response strategies, so it was a natural fit for us to be involved, and opens the door to many future collaborations. In this First Aid and CPR training, we will also cover how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to administer Narcan. This is a very important skill to have in today’s world, with overdoses at an all-time high.”

Written by: Mike Minarsky

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