NYS Disaster training to be held in Ithaca

By Nicky Hickling

NYS Disaster training to be held in Ithaca

March 26, 2014 Updated Mar 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The Cuomo administration announced a Citizen Preparedness Training Corps Training Program will be held in Ithaca.

The training will take place on Saturday, March 29 at the Statler Hall Auditorium at Cornell University.
The program was launched last month. It aims to provide approximately 100,000 New Yorkers with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.

“Every region of the New York State has experienced some type of natural disaster-related emergency and the frequency of such events over the past few years has put a considerable strain on our communities, citizens and the State,” said Governor Cuomo. “An important aspect of our ability to properly prepare and respond to such emergencies is ensuring that citizens know what to do to ensure their personal safety and possibly assist their neighbors and broader community.”
On March 16, a Citizen Preparedness Training Corps Training Program was held at Binghamton University.
The Training sessions in Ithaca will be led by the New York National Guard, working with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control. All training sessions will be coordinated with local county emergency management personnel.

Each training participant will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit. Only one kit will be given out per family.

Space is limited, so participants are required to register in advance here.