Huntington lifeguards trained to administer Narcan

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Lifeguards in the town of Huntington are now trained to administer Narcan, the medication that can treat narcotic overdoses.

A demonstration was held on Friday at Gold Star Battalion Beach.

MORE: News conference on Narcan training for lifeguards

Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci says it's part of a broader effort to save lives.

“Town employees are tasked with guarding a life and ensuring public safety at our parks and beaches, and they should be trained to handle any possible situation that might realistically present itself in a recreational environment,” he said.

According to Lupinacci, all park rangers, bay constable and public safety officers are also being trained to administer Narcan.

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