From coming up with a family plan to assisting the community in the event of a storm or other emergency...members of the state's Citizen Preparedness Corps will go through a series of training programs .
Governor Cuomo says the goal is to help residents to be first responders in their own homes and neighborhoods. The state has also launched a website with information about additional trainings, disaster preparedness tips and ways to volunteer when trouble arises.
The trainings are being run by the New York National Guard, along with federal and local emergency management agencies.
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