NYS Citizen Preparedness Corps: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
The Citizen Preparedness Corps is an emergency preparedness program initiated in 2014 to provide residents with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible. New York National Guard Service members, working with experts from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and local Emergency Management personnel, are holding classes across the state. The program was designed by DHSES and covers a broad range of emergency preparedness topics like developing a family emergency plan, what to do in the case of an active shooter situation, stocking up on emergency supplies, and registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system. The program takes approximately one hour, which will include time for the participants to ask questions of both the instructor and the larger group. No registration required. For additional information, please call the library at 631-567-5079 or visit our website.