More are more Staten Islanders are learning how to help save overdose victims.

Community Health Action of Staten Island held a Narcan training session Wednesday in Tompkinsville.

Naloxone is a nasal drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

The free public event showed participants the signs of an overdose and how to administer the drug.

It also offered free Narcan kits to take home.

"We believe that this was an event that we should have not only for our officers who deal with clients on a daily basis, but for the clients as well as the community," said Lisa D'Ambrosio of the Department of Probation.

"It can happen to anybody and the addict nowawadays is the person you see in the alleyway with a syringe hanging out of their arms, it's me, it's you, it's everyone we see. So to be able to save someone's life is a gift in its own," said Jamie Longo from Community Health Action of Staten Island.

The Department of Probation sponsored the event.