“With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters and know what to do in an emergency,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo, 2014 State of the State Address.
A free Emergency Preparedness Workshop will be presented on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm by New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES). Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will host this program as part of its commitment to the New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN), at its Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty.
The event is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's continuing Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, which provides citizens with the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
The training course, designed by DHSES, will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on a broad range of emergency-preparedness topics, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies, and registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system.
This class is free to the public. Registration is requested in advance by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or using the link on the left sidebar of this page.
Since the program's launch in early February 2014, troops have held more than 1,690 events statewide, and taught over 108,000 citizens how to be better prepared for emergencies and disasters. More information on the program and emergency preparedness, can be found on www.nyprepare.gov.
The New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) is a collaborative educational network based at Cornell University, dedicated to educating New York residents about preventing, preparing for, and recovering from emergencies and disasters that could affect their families and communities. NY EDEN is affiliated with both the national USDA Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) and with Cornell University Cooperative Extension.
NY EDEN works to link the emergency preparedness resources of New York agencies and organizations with the community networking and outreach capabilities of Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Centers throughout the state. NY EDEN’s website is www.eden.cce.cornell.edu.
For additional information, visit: www.prepare.ny.gov
In the event of special needs, the public should contact the CCESC office.
Extension Education Center
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, New York 12754