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Class shares tips on how to handle disaster

The National Guard will hold a free disaster-preparedness class at SUNY Albany, Lecture Center 18, on Saturday, April 8. Park in State Quad Gold Lot, 1400 Washington Ave., 
The two-hour program is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, which provides citizens with the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond  and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Register for the class at http://www.nyprepare.gov/aware-prepare/nys prepare/.
The class will include advice on developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies and how to register for NY-Alert, a free statewide emergency alert system.
The National Guard soldiers are working with the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and local emergency management personnel at training events across the state.

Since the program’s launch in February 2014, the National Guard has held more than 1,360 events and reached more than 92,950 people. An additional 7,050-plus New Yorkers have taken the course online.
Participants will receive a training certificate, a wallet-sized “Z-Card” with emergency preparedness information and a free Citizen Preparedness Starter Kit (one per family). The kit includes first-aid kit materials, a face mask, a pocket radio with batteries, food bars, an emergency blanket and other key items to help citizens in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

Gloria Mazure

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