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FOR RELEASE: Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

Free Emergency Preparedness Training at Taconic Hills High School on March 5 New York National Guard trainers will share disaster preparedness and recovery tips

CRARYVILLE, NY (02/28/2019) (readMedia)-- New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be presenting a free disaster preparedness class at the Taconic Hills High School Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m.

The program lasts just over two hours. The high school is located at 73 County Route 11A, in Craryville.

.The event is open to any interested residents and no pre-registration is required but it is encouraged by e-mailing Technical Sergeant Matt Kassel at matthew.k.kassel.mil@mail.mil.

The event is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's continuing Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, which provides citizens with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.

Working with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and local emergency management personnel, troops are conducting these training events across the state.

Since the program's launch in early February 2014, troops have held more than 2,682 , events statewide, and taught over 151,000 citizens how to be better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

The program, designed by DHSES, covers a broad range of emergency-preparedness topics, like developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies, and registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system.

The Citizen Preparedness Corps has equipped thousands of New Yorkers to respond better to emergencies and disasters, he stressed.

Emergency preparedness is part and parcel of the New York National Guard's mission and experience, according to New York State Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Anthony German.

"The men and women of the New York Army and Air National Guard, who have responded to help their fellow New Yorkers during floods, hurricanes, and snow storms, know first-hand the value of being prepared for emergencies," German said.

"Our Soldiers and Airmen are proud to be part of Governor Cuomo's effort to help our fellow citizens prepare to cope with disasters and emergencies," German added.

For more information on the program and emergency preparedness, visit:www.nyprepare.gov.

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