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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Nassau County to Hold NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program

Nassau County, NY - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced today that the County will be partnering with New York State Department of Homeland Security to offer a free NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program on January 30 at 6 p.m. at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst. The course will provide residents with the information they need to be prepared for a weather-related emergency. All participants will also receive a free preparedness kit courtesy of New York State.

“When there is an emergency – preparedness is key. Thank you to Governor Cuomo and New York State for partnering with us so our residents are able to get the information and tools they need to keep their families safe in case of an emergency or disaster,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program is a free two-hour course that teaches residents the proper tools and resource to prepare for any type of weather disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.

Each family that attends will receive one preparedness kit -- a backpack stocked with emergency supplies such as;

  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • AM/FM radio
  • Batteries
  • Emergency blanket
  • Plastic drop cloth
  • Light stick
  • Safety goggles
  • AM/FM pocket radio w/batteries
  • Packs of drinking water and food bars

Space is limited, registration is required. To register visit: www.prepare.ny.gov. Lawrence High School is located at 2 Reilly Road in Cedarhurst.


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