Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Offered to the Public in Lansing on September 28th
Free Course will be Held at Lansing High School Cafeteria
(Ithaca, NY) -The Citizen Preparedness Corps gives residents the tools and resources to
prepare for any type of disaster or emergency, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as
possible to pre-disaster conditions.
A training session will take place on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30pm in the Lansing High
School Cafeteria, 284 Ridge Road.
Citizen Preparedness Corps training began in February 2014 but had been on hold until this fall
because of the pandemic. The trainings are led by the New York National Guard working with
experts from the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and
are coordinated with local county emergency management personnel.
“This course provides an excellent introduction to responding to a natural or human-caused
disaster,” according to Geoff Dunn, Community Preparedness Coordinator for Tompkins County
Emergency Response. “September being National Preparedness Month, this is a great
opportunity to learn how to properly develop family emergency plans and stock up on supplies.”
A key component of the training is distribution of free NYS Disaster Preparedness Kits to
participants (one per family). The training is free of charge to participants, but registration is
required at https://www.dhses.ny.gov/citizen-preparedness-corps.
Contact: Geoff Dunn, Community Preparedness Coordinator, Dept of Emergency Response,