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Poughkeepsie, NY…The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response has announced its next Citizen’s Preparedness Training Program session will be held on Monday, November 21st from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Boardman Road Branch Library, located at 141 Boardman Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie. 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 Corps Response 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 2016 with plans to continue the program in 2017. Dutchess County’s Medical Reserve Corps and the Dutchess County Animal Response Team will be present as part of the training.