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Sheriff hopes residents prepare for emergency situations

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ALBANY, N.Y. -  The Albany County Sheriff's Office will participate in National Preparedness Month in hopes of getting residents prepared for if a disaster happens in the area.

This national, month long event, is in its ninth year and is hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps.  The goal is to get households, businesses and communities prepared for emergencies. 

The Albany County Sheriff's Office has released a number of videos on how to prepare and they are distributing their paperback book What Will YOU Do when DISASTER STRIKES.

The videos can be found on www.albanybountysheriff.com.  There are also DVD's of the videos and copies of the book at the Clarksville Patrol Station.

One of the topics of the videos posted to the website is how to react in an active shooter situation.  The Sheriff's Office recommends the "Run, Hide, or Fight" method.  They also recommend people learn traditional and ‘hands only' CPR.

Sheriff Apple stated "We take preparedness very seriously…Having our citizens prepared is part of our comprehensive emergency management plan."

LIST OF VIDEOS

  1. Introduction
  2. Emergency Plans
  3. Go Kit
  4. Pets and Disaster
  5. Hands Only CPR
  6. Active Shooter
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