Local Group Hosts Citizen Emergency Preparedness Training Event Tuesday

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (03/31/2014)(readMedia)-- MAN UP! INC., will be hosting New York National Guard troops holding a session of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Citizen Preparedness Training Program at Junior High School 166 on Tuesday evening, April 1.

WHO: An expected audience of about 75 local residents, two New York National Guard Trainers and a representative from the New York City Office of Emergency Management.

WHAT: A team of two New York National Guard Soldiers will be conducting a session of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Citizen Preparedness Training Corps Program. The program lasts approximately two hours.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WHERE: Junior High School 166, 800 Van Siclen Ave, Brooklyn, NY

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Interviews with New York National Guard troops and citizens.


Governor Cuomo'sCitizen 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 with the goal of teaching approximately 100,000 New Yorkers during 2014.

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 Corps Response 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 Andre T. Mitchell at MAN UP! INC., (718) 498-2320, or the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs at (518)786-6186.

For more information on the program and emergency preparedness, visit www.nyprepare.gov.

MAN UP! INC's mission is to serve urban neighborhoods as a multi-cultural, social service agency for neighborhood improvement and complete understanding of emergency preparedness, along with providing youth, community, housing, job development programs and services to distressed communities.