Free Emergency Preparedness Training in Monticello area on Thursday morning, October 24
MONTICELLO, N.Y. (10/22/2019) (readMedia)-- New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be presenting two free disaster preparedness classed at Town of Thompson Town Hall on Thursday, October 24.
One two-hour class will be held at 9 a.m. while a second class will start at 11 a.m. The town hall is located at 4052 State Route 42 in Monticello.
The event is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's continuing Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, which provides citizens with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
Working with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and local emergency management personnel, troops are conducting these training events across the state.
Since the program's launch in early February 2014, troops have held more than 3530 events statewide, and taught over 190,370 citizens how to be better prepared for emergencies and disasters.
The program, designed by DHSES, 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.
The Citizen Preparedness Corps has equipped thousands of New Yorkers to respond better to emergencies and disasters, he stressed.
Emergency preparedness is part and parcel of the New York National Guard's mission and experience, according to New York State Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Ray Shields.
"The men and women of the New York Army and Air National Guard, who have responded to help their fellow New Yorkers during floods, hurricanes, and snow storms, know first-hand the value of being prepared for emergencies," Shields said.
"Our Soldiers and Airmen are proud to be part of Governor Cuomo's effort to help our fellow citizens prepare to cope with disasters and emergencies,"Shields added.
For more information on the program and emergency preparedness, visit:www.nyprepare.gov.