Our New York Rising students recently received certificates after completing a “Train the Trainer” course facilitated by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Way to go!
From Migrants from Countries in Crisis:
NYC Emergency Management recognizes that undocumented migrants are hard to reach and generally mistrust government. To bridge this gap, NYCEM has a “Train the Trainer” program through which community leaders are trained to conduct emergency preparedness presentations. These trainings are generally conducted in English or Spanish. The community leaders go through a 3-hour training and are supported by NYCEM staff with emergency preparedness guides and talking points for their presentations.
After nearly one year of learning about how to be prepared for a variety of emergencies one encounters living in NYC, our New York Rising students shared their knowledge about basic preparedness with students in Class W2. Reviewing the commonalities for a variety of “disasters,” both natural and man-made, the New York Rising students taught the W2 students about the importance of having:
1. An emergency plan in place with which the entire family is familiar.
2. Having two meeting places (one near the home and one at some distance in case the neighborhood is inaccessible).
3. Having a Go-Bag ready for each family member.
4. Keeping emergency supplies on hand and a first aid kit.
5. Knowing from where up-to-the-minute information can be obtained during an emergency.