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? You can get answers to those, and many other questions by attending a New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps training.

Since 2014, the Citizen Preparedness Corps, have been giving New York residents the tools and resources needed to prepare for any type of disaster. By taking this training you will know 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 is this Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm at the Mount Hope Senior Center, on 7-11 Baker Street in Otisville. 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.