Citizen Preparedness (Aired on Feb 25 & Feb 26 2017)
RadioRotary interview Lieutenants Brett White and Thomas Frost of the Citizens Preparedness Corp of the New York State National Guard. Their task is to present programs encouraging people to become prepared for encountering a disaster, whether it is natural (such as floods, storms, or fires), criminal (such as a terrorist attack), or technological (such as a power blackout). Although the disasters vary widely, many of the same steps can be taken to minimize their negative impacts. The main element is to have a plan, one that includes a central meeting place for family members and a survival kit that includes not only food and water stored for household use, but also a “go bag” of necessary supplies to take with you if you need to flee. This is one of those programs that could someday save your live or the lives of your loved ones.