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? Educate yourself and help out your family, friends, and your community with a New York State  Citizen Preparedness Corps training.

The Citizen Preparedness Corps, since February 2014, have been giving New York residents the tools and resources needed to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly, and 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 trainings.

The next training session in the Hudson Valley is next Tuesday, May 3 from 6:30 pm- 8 pm at the Orange County Emergency Operations Center on Wells Farm Road in Goshen.  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.

Each family participating will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit, to assist in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The state training and kits will help New Yorkers be the most-trained and best-prepared citizens in the country.

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