It has just been announced by the Governor's office that, under a new State program, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to receive the proper training needed for emergencies or disasters.  The Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program will equip residents with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.  

Citizen Preparedness training will provide an introduction to responding to disasters, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.  A response kit containing batteries, face masks, food bars, water bottles and a first aid kit will be distributed at the initial two-hour training session which will be held this Saturday, February 1 at New Dorp High School on Staten Island from 10:00 12:00 p.m.

Space is limited, pre-registration and info on the program is available at

This is an important program being offered to Staten islanders.  We experienced Hurricane Sandy first hand, and it would be prudent for all to be prepared in case of another disaster.  On the website, it states there will be future training sessions.  Keep this in mind.  Be prepared!

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