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Free Disaster Preparedness Training Available in March

OKC family speaks with Red Cross volunteer
The American Red Cross has a mission of ensuring our communities are prepared for disasters.

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

Who: The training session is 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.

When/Where:
• 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, Manlius Senior Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius
• 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, Cortland Free Library, 32 Church St., Cortland
• 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, Baldwinsville School District office, 29 E. Oneida St., Baldwinsville
• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Earlville Free Library, 4 N. Main St., Earlville
• 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Fayetteville Senior Center, 584 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville

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 American 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 Casey Pfeffer from the American Red Cross at (315) 234-2221 or casey.pfeffer2@redcross.org. For more emergency preparedness information, visit www.redcross.org/prepare and www.prepare.ny.gov/