Citizen Preparedness Training

  • Citizen Preparedness Training

In partnership with New York State, the Red Cross is providing free emergency preparedness training entitled: Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes.

The training gives a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters and how to respond to and recover from them. The training also provides information on types of common disasters, ways to prepare as an individual, family and community member, what to do when disaster strikes and what actions you can take afterwards to aid in your recovery.

The training is available both in-person for groups, organizations and community events; or on-line for individuals.

To take the online training:

Complete the online emergency preparedness training by following the below steps:

1. Go to: to create an account and password before being directed to the online preparedness training registration form.

2. Complete the training registration form.

Note: When you are asked “where did you learn about the online Citizen Preparedness Training?” Please select “Referred by the American Red Cross.”

3. Take the online training and then test your skills with a brief quiz. Earn a certificate when you successfully answer the majority of questions correctly.

*This contest is open to residents of New York City, Long Island, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Puntland and Westchester. Four winners will be chosen each month and notified via email.

To Request an In-Person Training:

A representative from the American Red Cross will present the 1 hour training at a date, time and venue scheduled at least 3-4 weeks in advance.

If you are interested in scheduling the training in-person, please complete this training presentation request form and a representative from the Red Cross will contact you to help make your training a success.