With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. Are you prepared?
At Orange Regional Medical Center, we’re very pleased to host The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program as part of our Injury Prevention Program, and brought to you by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps.
Join us on February 26, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Orange Regional Medical Center
Ground Floor – Conference Rooms 2 & 3
707 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940
This program, designed by New York State’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The program includes preparedness topics, such as:
- Developing a family emergency plan
- Stocking up on emergency supplies
- Registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system
Participants will receive a training certificate and a wallet-sized “Z-Card” with emergency preparedness information.
No Registration Required
All interested citizens may attend and no advanced registration is required. For more information, contact our Injury Prevention Coordinator:
John Nowinski, Injury Prevention Coordinator
Are You Prepared for When Disaster Strikes?
In the event of a disaster or other emergency, natural or man-made, the resources we frequently depend upon might not be readily available to us. As an individual, a family member, and a member of your community, it is essential that you take a few basic steps to be prepared; the quality of your life and your loved ones may depend on it.
- Develop an Emergency Plan – be prepared with a plan at home as well as a plan at your workplace or anywhere else that you and your family spend time. What is the protocol? Who would you call? Where are the emergency exits? Take special consideration for infant or baby needs, those with disabilities and considerations for your pets.
- Build a Kit – during an emergency, electricity, heat, air conditioning, and your phone services may not work. Be prepared with the tools and supplies you need.
- Be Aware – signing up for NY-Alert at nyalert.gov to receive emergency notifications. Pay attention to the news and know your surroundings.
- Get Involved – learn what types of programs for volunteers exist within your community. Be generous and donate some of your time.
For additional information, visit: www.prepare.ny.gov
Join us on February 26, 2018 at 4:30 PM in the Orange Regional Medical Center ground floor conference rooms 2 & 3 for this free training course!
Receive an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.
Learn more about Our Injury Prevention Program
Traumatic injury is a leading cause of disability, death and financial distress in the United States. From a motor vehicle crash to a child’s fall on a playground, trauma affects us all. Most unintentional injuries and deaths are preventable.
The goal of our Injury Prevention Program at Orange Regional Medical Center is to identify, try to eliminate the causes of preventable injury, unsafe behaviors, conditions and environments, thereby preventing unintentional injuries and deaths.