Would you know what to do in the case of a disaster? Would you know the best place to go, who to contact in your community, or where to get reliable information? Do you know the best things to do for your family to help recover as quickly as possible?

You can get answers to those, and many other questions, by attending a New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps training. Every year, the Citizen Preparedness Corps, offer this training throughout New York State giving residents the tools and resources needed to prepare for any type of disaster.

By taking this training you will learn the best way to respond and how to recover as quickly as possible. The New York National Guard, working with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control, lead the training.

The next training session in the Hudson Valley will be held on Thursday, September 27 from 9:30 am-11:30 am at West Point. Anyone over the age of 16 must show a valid Id to enter the grounds. You’ll learn about responding to a natural or man-made disaster, how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. Click here to register for this event.

Each family participating will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit, to assist in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. By taking this training, you will not only be able to help out your family and friends but your neighbors and your community too.

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