January 9, 2013 at 3:16 PM
ESSEX FELLS, NJ - Essex Fells Police Department Chief, Vincent Kulik, has announced that his department, along with the Verona Police Department, Cedar Grove Police Department, and North Caldwell Police Departments are hosting a Citizen Preparedness Program. The event will be held at the Verona Community Center on Jan. 23rd, from 7pm to 9pm.
The Essex County College Police Academy will be conducting the presentation, “in an effort to increase awareness of our citizenry concerning the impact of natural, manmade, and technological disasters.”
The training session is free; over the course of two hours, the Police Academy will present instruction on:
- Threat awareness and assessment
- Sheltering and evacuation
- Recovery and resources
They are extending an invitation to all residents and their families, businesses, community organizations, civic groups and anyone else interested in becoming better prepared during a disaster.
The Essex Fells Police Department put out a public message which asked: “Given the recent weather events, how many of us have prepared a “jump bag” or “go kit” that was at the ready if we needed to evacuate our home? Did we know what to bring with us, and, perhaps equally important, what to leave behind?”
The training program will teach participants how to identify threats that effect them during a crisis. According to the department, “participants will be better prepared to function for 72 hours during a disaster without first responder assistance by being able to access and share appropriate information and training.”
The Verona Community Center is located at 880 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona.
To register for the free program:
For further information:
Essex Fells Police Department
Chief: Vincent Kulik
255 Roseland Avenue
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
Facebook: Essex Fells Police