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Be sure to exercise good judgment, respect your limits, and keep within your limits to make the most of your boating adventure and stay safe on the water this summer.

Learn more here.

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Now's a great time to update your emergency plan at home and at work for the summer activities ahead--including taking steps to be ready for the extreme heat we can experience throughout the summer.  A few tips to help keep you and your community safe this summer are: 

  • Keep an eye on older adults, children, and those that are sick or overweight, as they are at greater risk from extreme heat.
  • Seek shade when outdoors.
  • Stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Utilize cooling centers when needed.

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Register to attend a Citizen Preparedness Corps training near you and learn how to prepare for any type of disaster or emergency, respond accordingly and recover. Learn more at: The next training session offered in Tompkins County will take place Wednesday, July 12th at 6:00pm at the Varna Community Center, 943 Dryden Road.

Topics include how to develop a family emergency plan, how to prepare your family and home for a potential emergency such as fire, what to do in specific situations such as active shooter, and covers evacuation or sheltering-in-place due to a life-threatening event, and much more. The training also discusses what to do when returning home after an emergency, including re-entry procedures, checking for and documenting damage safely, addressing emotional and other personal needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic event, and being wary of post-disaster scams.