Family Emergency Preparedness Classes


Emergency Preparedness for your whole family.

Blizzard Jonas (2016), Valentine’s Day Ice Storm (2014), Hurricane Sandy (2012), Tornado (2011).  These storms were notable for the way they caught many city and county residents off guard, both in their severity and the length of time it took to restore services and return life to “normal”.  That’s why it’s so important to be ready to survive on your own during an emergency. This may mean having another place to stay, extra food, water, first-aid and other basic needs. We can’t control natural disasters, emergencies, or terrorist attacks, but we can be ready for them and know what to do to take care of ourselves and our loved ones.

This September, for National Preparedness Month, the City of York will be offering a no-cost Family Emergency Preparedness class.  This program is for you, your family, your significant other, teen age children, parents or other extended family, all are welcomed.  Any combination.  Preparedness is a family activity.  We should not expect Mom or Dad to always know what to do in an emergency.

“I encourage our residents to take advantage of this free emergency preparedness class, to learn how to be prepared and how to respond to an emergency situation. It is important that all family members know what actions to take during a crisis.”, said Mayor Bracey.

Sessions will cover such topics as basic disaster preparedness, developing a family emergency plan, emergency first aid, search and rescue, animal and pets in a disaster.

The class will run one night a week for four evenings in September.  Children attending the class must be at least in middle school and accompanied by a parent enrolled in the class.

Classes will be held each THURSDAY evening from 6:30 – 9:00 PM September 7, 14, 21 and 28th.  Sessions will be held at City Fire Station 9 at 800 Roosevelt Avenue.  Participants must pre-register.  Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2017.


If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in the classes please contact either Cary Hollis at 717-849-2296, or Mike Shanabrook at 717-849-2441,  Have a safe summer!


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