In the event of a disaster or other emergency, natural or man-made, the resources we frequently depend upon may not be readily available.  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.

Join us Saturday, April 30th at 2pm at the Olean Public Library for a Citizen Preparedness training session with Master Sergeant Brian J. Bennett of the Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  This program is for citizens throughout New York State and was initiated, approved, and supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The program goal is to reach out to the residents of the state and give them the knowledge to be better prepared, how to respond, and how to recover when it comes to disasters.

The training session will take approximately one hour followed by a question and answer period.  Please call (716) 372-0200 or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.  The library is located at 134 N. 2nd St in Olean, NY.  This program is free and open to the public. 

For additional information on the NYS Citizen Preparedness Corps Class, visit