New York National Guard conducts free emergency preparedness training in Albany on Monday, Sept. 11.

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New York State Emergency Preparedness

ALBANY, NEW YORK (09/06/2023) (readMedia)-- New York National Guard personnel, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will conduct a free disaster preparedness class at Congregation Beth Emeth synagogue located at 100 Academy Road in Albany.

The two-hour program begins at 5 p.m.

Governor Kathy Hochul is encouraging New Yorkers, and particularly older New Yorkers, to attend these free classes during September, which is National Preparedness Month.

The annual preparedness campaign takes place every September to highlight the steps individuals, families and businesses should take before an emergency to stay safe and help others in need.

Registration can be done on line here:

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 as part of the Citizens Preparedness Corps.

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.

Approximately 365,000 New Yorkers have taken the training training in community settings throughout New York over the past nine years.

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 Hochul's effort to help our fellow citizens prepare to cope with disasters and emergencies,"Shields added.

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