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Library Program: Be Prepared to Save a Life

Notice from the Germantown Library:

According to a 2012 national poll by Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation, which surveyed 1,000 Americans about their personal preparedness behaviors, nearly half of Americans lack emergency supplies for use in the event of a disaster, and more than half of parents do not have a designated meeting place in case of a disaster. (source: blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2012/07/startling-facts-you-should-know-about-disaster-preparedness). The Hudson Valley’s recent brush with Superstorm Sandy, and Hurricane Irene prior to that, highlight the importance of preparation in dealing with weather emergencies. Being ready for weather and other emergencies can offer peace of mind, and in the event of an actual emergency will make it easier to cope with the challenges presented. In order to help local families create a disaster plan, The Red Cross of Eastern New York will be visiting the Germantown Library on Wednesday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. to present “Be Red Cross Ready.” This is a presentation for adults that will teach the Red Cross’ three steps on how to be prepared: Make a kit; Get a plan; and Be informed.

As a second part to the evening’s program, attendees will be invited to learn life-saving Citizen CPR. This is a hands-only version of CPR that may be learned in only 15 minutes. Participants can interact with CPR mannequins and practice the skills they learn.

Why not start the new year prepared! Please join us for an hour that could save your life, or the life of a loved one.

This program is free of charge, but registration is required by Monday, January 21. There are three ways to sign up: call the library at 518.537.5800; send an email to germantownlibraryevents@yahoo.com; or sign up at the library’s circulation desk.

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