News: Citizen Preparedness Training Program event at SUNY Geneseo Wednesday evening
GENESEO, NY - New York National Guard troops will be holding a session of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Citizen Preparedness Training Program at the State University of New York at Geneseo here Wednesday evening.
Who: New York National Guard trainers, state and local emergency management officials.
What: New York National Guard troops will be conducting a session of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Citizen Preparedness Training Program. The event is expected to last approximately two hours.
When: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
Where: Doty Hall, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454
Media opportunity: Interviews with New York National Guard troops and citizens.
Background: Gov. Cuomo's Citizen Preparedness Training Program provides residents with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
New York National Guard troops, working with experts from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and local emergency management personnel, are holding classes across the state.
The program was designed by DHSES and covers a broad range of emergency preparedness topics, like developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies, and registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system. Participants will receive a training certificate, a wallet-sized "Z-Card" with emergency preparedness information, and a free Citizen Preparedness Starter Kit (one per family).
The kit includes a first-aid kit, face mask, pocket radio with batteries, food bars, emergency blanket and other key items to help citizens in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The classes include information about what other supplies and personal information citizens should add to their kits.
For more information about the event, call the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs at 518-786-6186, or Master Sgt. Ray Drumsta at 607-592-2070.
For more information on the program and emergency preparedness, visit www.nyprepare.gov.