NYS disaster training in Hornell

By Anna Norris

NYS disaster training in Hornell

July 3, 2014 Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM EDT

Hornell, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A free disaster training class will be held in Hornell in order to better prepare citizens for emergency situations.

Participants need to register online to attend the class. Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The “Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program” will be held in the Hornell High School auditorium, located at 134 Seneca St.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 12.

“Our region has been hard hit in recent years by Hurricane Irene and other severe storms, floods and emergencies, including the most recent devastation in Yates County,” said New York Sen. Tom O’Mara (R). “That’s been true across the state and, as a result, this emergency preparedness and response initiative has proven very popular and worthwhile.”

Launched by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office, the goal of the statewide program is to provide 100,000 New Yorkers with tools to help them better prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters.

Regional training programs have already been held in Horseheads and Ithaca.

Participants will also receive a NYS Disaster Preparedness Kit free of charge.

For more information and to register online click here.

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