LOCKPORT, NY — New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be presenting a two-hour disaster preparedness class at the Lockport Public Library, at 23 East Avenue, Lockport, at 11 am, on Saturday, Jan. 30. There is no charge for admittance.
The event is opened to everyone. No sign-up in advance is required.
The event is part of a state taxpayer funded Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. The class purports to show citizens what knowledge and tools they need to prepare for emergencies and disasters, to respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), local emergency management personnel, and troops are conducting these training events across the state. Since February 2014, troops have held more than 600 events statewide; reportedly 54,000 people have attended.
The program covers a range of topics, like developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on supplies, and registering for NY-Alert, the statewide emergency alert system.
For more information on the program and emergency preparedness, visit: www.prepare.ny.gov