Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps training program is coming to Union College in Schenectady on Saturday.
The program offers two-hour training sessions for local residents to learn how to prepare, respond and recover from a natural or manmade disaster.
The event will be held 10 a.m.-noon at Union College’s College Park Hall located at 450 Nott St. in Schenectady.
The training courses are being held across the state and led by the New York National Guard along with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management and the Office of Fire Prevention and Control.
Families that participate will receive a free preparedness kit, which includes a first aid kit, emergency blanket, safety goggles and more.
Registration for the training course is available at www.nyprepare.gov. Space is limited, with participation on a first come-first serve basis. Questions can be emailed to NYPrepare@dhses.ny.gov.