Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program coming to Port Jervis

Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Port Jervis, NY – The Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program (CPC) is a program that prepares citizens with the knowledge and tools to equip for emergencies and disasters. A program session will be held on October 3rd 2019 at the Drew United Methodist Church, Social Hall, 49 Sussex St., Port Jervis, NY, 12771 at 7pm. Presenters and sponsors for the program will be the New York National Guard, Port Jervis Police Department, Port Jervis City-wide Neighborhood Watch, and the Drew United Methodist Church

The Citizen Preparedness Corps covers a broad range of emergency preparedness topics, like developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies, training on active shooter situations, and registering for NY-Alert; the free statewide emergency alert system. The CPC has a goal to prepare as many NYS citizens as possible to be prepared for any disaster at any time.

This is a free state program to citizens that want to be prepared in the event of a disaster. The program will typically run for one hour and twenty-five minutes and is a great opportunity for organizations and their members, families and the community to be prepared. Upon attending the program you will receive a free NYS Emergency Information Handbook, a wallet-sized “Z-Card” with emergency preparedness information, a pamphlet on the “See Something, Say Something” program, and a training completion certificate.

Light refreshments will be served before the program and attendees will be able to develop a relationship with the local police department and neighborhood watch team. This is a great opportunity to strengthen the community and is vital for improving the quality of life within the community.

The mission of the Port Jervis City-Wide Neighborhood Watch is to bring community members together to promote an increased quality of life and reduce local crime rate. For immediate Neighborhood Watch news and updates, follow them on Facebook. For more information, please contact the Port Jervis Police Department at (845) 856-5101.

The National Guard members have trained over 175,000 people throughout the state and are always looking for groups to become educated on these topics. Please contact Captain Brett M. White with any questions or concerns regarding the program at brett.m.white.mil@mail.mil.