Mangano Teams Up With Plainedge Schools to Provide Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Seminar

By Eden Laikin
In a joint effort that can potentially save a life, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Plainedge School Superintendent Edward Salina Jr. teamed up to combat the Opiate epidemic this week by training nearly 400 people how to prevent a fatal drug overdose. For Nassau County, it was the largest single training since officials there started the free civilian training program in October 2012. For Plainedge, it was the first time a school district had its entire staff trained on the administration of the life-saving, opiate-overdose reversal agent known as Narcan; and the first to keep “shared” Narcan kits in each school building.
The Staff was also taught about the warning signs of drug addiction, how to recognize and reverse an overdose and how to access available treatment.
More than 315 of the trainees left not only with the lifesaving knowledge, but with a personal Narcan kit to take home. There will be 25 shared kits between the district’s 5 school buildings as well – and hundreds of people trained to use it if necessary.
The training, held on September 1, 2015, was part of Plainedge’s Superintendent’s Conference Day – where the staff returned for the 2015-16 School Year and it was conducted by officials from the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health & Chemical Dependency. In about 2 ½ years, county officials have trained more than 5,000 “civilians” throughout the County to save the life of someone overdosing,
“Everyone in the audience this morning, impacts the lives of their students each and every day,” County Executive Mangano said. “Now, each of them will have the ability to save one of those lives should they ever have to. I applaud Superintendent Ed Salina and the entire Plainedge School District, as they have made a powerful statement as to their commitment and dedication in helping to save lives.”
Heroin and prescription painkillers accounted for 190 deaths last year in Nassau and more than 200 in Suffolk. That means that, on average, one Long Islander every day, dies from a drug overdose. Narcan has been used by paramedics and emergency room doctors for decades, to save lives. Yet, a little known, 2006 State law allows ordinary citizens to administer Narcan in an attempt to save a life, without fear of liability. Dozens of trainees in Nassau have used that knowledge – and their free Narcan kit – to revive someone overdosing on Heroin or painkillers, and save their lives. Narcan is administered through a nasal spray, and is provided at no charge to trainees over the age of 18.
The number of “overdose reversals” or Narcan saves, in Nassau increased from 121 for the first 7 months of 2014 to 150 saves in the first 7 months of 2015, according to the PD’s medical control unit.
“Through education, awareness and enforcement, my administration and the Heroin Prevention Task Force are diligently combatting heroin and opioid abuse throughout Nassau,” County Executive Mangano said, in kicking off Tuesday’s event. “These free Narcan training programs continue to save lives and keep families whole. I would like to thank Superintendent Salina for joining in this lifesaving initiative.”
“I believe we can all possibly benefit, and save a life, by being trained in Narcan,” said Plainedge Superintendent, Ed Salina, who himself was trained earlier this summer.
“While our drug abuse prevention efforts focus on prevention, education, awareness and enforcement, there are those who are already hooked on drugs and may need another chance at recovery, and life,” Mangano added.

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MANGANO ANNOUNCES THE REDEDICATION OF THE ROSE GARDEN AT EISENHOWER PARK

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization (LITRIO) today announced that the annual rededication of the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden located near parking fields 6 and 6A. There ceremony recognizes and honors organ donors and donor families.

This year’s Rose Garden Ceremony will be very special as we honor local heroes; the Living Donors and Donor Families who gave so generously and who provided the Gift of Life for transplant recipients. They are lifesaving heroes who have shared life. Many recipients are thrilled and very lucky to thank Long Island and New York Donor Families for creating a brighter tomorrow. Among the speakers at the ceremony will be elected officials and healthcare professionals, donor families and organ and tissue recipients.

The LITRIO maintains the Rose Garden as part of their participation in Nassau County’s Adopt a Park Program in recognition and celebration of life giving organ donations. LITRIO is the local chapter of Transplant Recipients International Organization, which is an all-Volunteer non-profit international organization committed to improving the quality of lives touched by the miracle of transplantation through support, advocacy, education, and awareness.

About Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue. As one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area, Eisenhower Park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S., three world-class golf courses, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, fitness trails and more. In addition, the Park includes beautiful Memorials to the Nation’s veterans, as well as to the Nassau County Firefighters and County residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.

For further information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the website at: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

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MANGANO ANNOUNCES “STOP-DWI” LABOR DAY PATROLS

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that all Police Departments throughout Nassau County will allocate additional police officers to conduct an extensive “STOP-DWI” enforcement initiative this Labor Day holiday weekend. This effective “STOP-DWI” initiative – funded by a grant from the New York State STOP-DWI Coordinators Foundation through the Governors Traffic Safety Committee – allows Police Departments throughout Nassau County to implement a saturation enforcement strategy that has proven very successful in years past.

“Police officers will be targeting drunk drivers and looking to prevent the kind of senseless alcohol-related accidents that often occur during a holiday weekend. There will be additional police patrols throughout Nassau County and chances are if you drive drunk this weekend, you will be arrested,” said County Executive Mangano. “I urge everyone to be responsible and to plan accordingly not just this holiday weekend but always so that you and others return home safely to their loved ones.”

During the Labor Day weekend in 2014, there were 47 DWI arrests made countywide. Last year there were a total of 18 fatalities on our roadways as a result of DWI. To date there have been more than 1,500 DWI arrests this year and a total of 2,477 DWI arrests last year. Police Departments that will be participating in this year’s initiative include the Nassau County Police Department, Garden City, Glen Cove, Great Neck Estates, Hempstead, Kensington, Kings Point, Lake Success, Long Beach, Lynbrook, Muttontown, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Port Washington and Rockville Centre.

County Executive Mangano reminds residents:

• If you plan to drink, choose a designated driver before going out
• Take mass transit, a cab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home
• Spend the night where the activity is being held
• Always buckle up – it is your best defense against a drunk driver

“Residents should enjoy this holiday weekend but also make responsible and smart decisions during their celebrations,” added County Executive Mangano.

For more information on the STOP-DWI Program, please contact Nassau County Traffic Safety Coordinator Chris Mistron at (516) 571-6808.

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MANGANO TO HOST 8TH MEGA JOB FAIR AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that he will host his eighth mega private sector job fair on October 23rd at the Nassau Community College Gym in Garden City.

Employers from across Long Island will be seeking candidates for positions including entry and middle management level, licensed professional, hospitality and food service industries, banking staffing and individuals with technical and IT experience.

There is no charge for admission and parking at Nassau Community College is free. Of special note is that Veterans’ admission begins an hour earlier, at 9:00 a.m. while doors for General Admission open at 10:00 a.m.

County Executive Mangano stated, “We are extremely grateful to our business partners for participating in this Job Fair which is expected to draw more than 8,000 job seekers. It is estimated that over 2,000 people were hired from the previous seven private sector job fairs. My administration remains committed to continuing to help our Nassau County residents find meaningful employment opportunities as well as helping our local businesses recruit qualified employees in a large variety of industries. Our job fairs are truly a win-win for all participants.”

When:
9:00 A.M. (VETERANS Only Admission)
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (General Admission)
Friday, October 23rd

Where:
Nassau Community College Gym
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY

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MANGANO TO HOST 9/11 SUNSET CANDLELIGHT AND REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

With the 14th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attack on America quickly approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the County will honor the memory of those who lost their lives. A Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony will take place Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 p.m. (rain or shine) at the 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park, near Parking Field 6.

County Executive Mangano stated, “The passage of time does not diminish the tragedy that our nation suffered 14 years ago. As we prepare to observe a national day of remembrance on September 11th, it is imperative that we commemorate this day by reflecting and honoring those we lost that tragic morning and the bravery and heroism shown by first responders and our service men and women who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety.”

The Remembrance Ceremony will include the reading of names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks and will be read by family members at Nassau County’s 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park. The memorial features two semi-transparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, rising 30 feet from a fountain, and also contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.

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MANGANO ISSUES PROACTIVE SAFETY TIPS AS CRIME CONTINUES DOWNWARD TREND

Nassau County Enjoys Nearly 30% Reduction in Major Crime Over Past Five Years

With major crime in Nassau County down 4.8% year-to-date and down nearly 30% over the past five years, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter are issuing safety tips so Nassau County can remain the safest county in America for its size. After analyzing crime data, safety tips include: burglary prevention; thefts from vehicle; shopping tips; shopping online and taking of inventory.

“Much of our success in reducing crime is attributable to police officers and intelligence-led policing initiatives that continue to take a proactive approach to combatting crime trends,” said County Executive Mangano. “Though many safety tips seem like common sense, it is important that we share them with residents so that together we can protect our loved ones and property. I thank the Nassau County Explorers and NCPD Community Affairs Office for working diligently to distribute safety tips in areas targeted by individuals preying on our residents.”

Commissioner Krumpter added, “The Nassau County Police Department works diligently to prevent crime by studying intelligence collected by our professional law enforcement personnel. We utilize this intelligence to forecast issues before they happen and protect our residents. We urge all residents to take a moment to study these safety tips so they too can help in the fight against crime.”

SAFETY TIPS

Burglary Prevention
• If you have an alarm, be sure to set it.
• Gifts and valuables should be kept out of sight, away from windows.
• Do not publicize that you will be out of town on the internet.
• Leave your lights on when you leave the house.
• Lock all doors and windows when you leave, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
• Ask a neighbor to watch your home if you’ll be away.

Thefts from Vehicles
• Park in well-lit areas.
• Lock your vehicle and do not leave it running unattended.
• Do not leave valuables visible in the vehicle. Hide packages and shopping bags in the trunk.
• Keep keys in your hand when walking to your car or home.

Shopping Tips:
• Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
• Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
• Be sure your purse or wallet is secured at all times.
• Shopping with kids? Teach them to go to a store clerk or security guard if you get separated.

Shopping Online:
• Shop only on secure websites.
• Do not respond to emails asking you for personal or credit card information.
• Check your credit card and bank statements regularly.

Take Inventory:
• Make time to update or create a home inventory.
• Take photos or make a video of valuable items with descriptions and serial numbers.

Remember, it is important to be alert! If you see something, say something and call 911 for all emergencies and crimes in progress. If you have information on a previous crime and would like to report it anonymously, please contact the Nassau Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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MANGANO TO HOST 9/11 SUNSET CANDLELIGHT AND REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY

With the 14th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attack on America quickly approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the County will honor the memory of those who lost their lives. A Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance Ceremony will take place Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 p.m. (rain or shine) at the 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park, near Parking Field 6.

County Executive Mangano stated, “The passage of time does not diminish the tragedy that our nation suffered 14 years ago. As we prepare to observe a national day of remembrance on September 11th, it is imperative that we commemorate this day by reflecting and honoring those we lost that tragic morning and the bravery and heroism shown by first responders and our service men and women who continue to make sacrifices to secure our freedom and safety.”

The Remembrance Ceremony will include the reading of names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks and will be read by family members at Nassau County’s 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park. The memorial features two semi-transparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, rising 30 feet from a fountain, and also contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.

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