Healthy Lincoln County and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are working together to provide local restaurants, bars, and stores with Alcohol Seller/Server training on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Advanced registration through Healthy Lincoln County is required. For the first time, the training will be offered virtually and at no cost to the businesses. Registration is online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LincolnCountyRBS
“We’re waiving the $15 per person fee because we don’t want that to be a barrier for businesses right now,” said Kate Martin, Director of Healthy Lincoln County.
The training certification is valid for three years. The trainings are taught by Chief Deputy Rand Maker and Deputy Mark Bridgham of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and are part of a larger initiative to reduce drunk driving, binge drinking, and youth access to alcohol. Participants will gain knowledge on safe serving practices, identifying false ID’s, assessing for intoxication, preventing sales to minors, and recent changes to Maine’s liquor laws due to COVID-19.
The training has been offered regularly since 2016, and since then, over 235 local people have been trained.
Healthy Lincoln County is available as a resource to business owners and community members interested in learning more about the risks of alcohol consumption and detecting alcohol impairment in the workplace. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-1330.