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Red Cross Hosts Disaster Preparedness Training in Southern Tier

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The program provides a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters.

In partnership with New York State, the American Red Cross is offering free Citizen Preparedness Corps training sessions throughout the Southern Tier in March. The session is called Prepare, Respond, Recover: What To Do When Disaster Strikes, and here are the details:

Who: The training sessions are free and open to the public.

What: A trained representative from the American Red Cross will conduct a session of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. The program lasts about one hour and provides a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters, and how to respond to and recover from them.


• 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, 1001 Park St., Endicott

• 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, New Berlin Library, 15 South Main St., New Berlin

• 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, Moore Memorial Library, 59 Genesee St., Greene

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Earlville Free Library, 4 North Main St., Earlville

• 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Broome County Public Library, 185 Court St., Binghamton

Why: The American Red Cross has a mission of ensuring our communities are prepared for disasters. Gov. Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program provides residents with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Since New York is at high risk for man-made, technological and natural disasters, the Red Cross is presenting the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program throughout New York State to encourage residents to be better prepared.

For more information about the training session or to schedule Citizen Preparedness Corps Training for your organization, please contact Nick Ponterio, American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Associate, at (607) 785-7207 or

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