Governor Andrew M. Cuomo invites you to participate in a
Citizen Preparedness Training Program
Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.
Registration begins at 9:00 A.M.
All participants must register in advance at: www.prepare.ny.gov
Bethpage High School
10 Cherry Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714
Through the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, approximately 100,000 New Yorkers will be provided with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
Training sessions will be led by 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.
The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. Proper preparation in the home will be emphasized. Trainers will supply information on what organizations can provide additional support; how to register for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system; and how to be aware of notifications from such sources as the Emergency Broadcast System.
A key component of this training effort is the distribution of Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Kits that contain key items to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Every training participant (one per family) will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit, which includes:
• Plastic drop cloth
• Light stick
• (2) D Batteries
• First Aid Kit
• Face mask
• Safety goggles
• AM/FM pocket radio w/batteries
• (6) packs of drinking water
• (6) food bars
• Regular flashlight
• Emergency blanket
• Duct tape
• Work gloves
• Water bottle