News Release

October 5, 2017      

For Further Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus
(845) 486-2000
E-mail: cpillus@dutchessny.gov


Dutchess County Emergency Response to Facilitate Citizen Preparedness Training in Wappinger

Poughkeepsie, NY… With the recent natural disasters in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and elsewhere, now, more than ever, it is important to prepare yourself and your loved ones in the event of an emergency. The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response will host its next Citizen Preparedness Training Program session on Thursday, October 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Wappingers Junior High School, located at 30 Major McDonald Way in the Town of Wappinger. The two-hour training session is designed to provide participants with the tools and resources to better prepare for any type of disaster. Participants will learn how to respond accordingly in a disaster and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The training program is being provided by the Dutchess County Departments of Emergency Response and Behavioral and Community Health. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Doors to the event will open at 6:30 p.m. Each family will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Starter Kit.
 
This training session is part of the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response’s citizen preparedness training initiative which is being offered regionally throughout Dutchess County in 2017. Dutchess County’s Medical Reserve Corps and the Dutchess County Animal Response Team will be present as part of the training.

The next Citizen Preparedness Training will be held on Thursday, October 26th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Stanford Town Hall.

View the Citizen Preparedness Training flyer.

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