By popular demand, the Disaster Preparedness Training Event is back this year at the Great New York State Fair. It's going on today (8/27) and tomorrow (8/29) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps Training is a free disaster preparedness course that teach attendees how to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters and emergencies.

A free backpack of resources will be provided and you can register on the New York State Prepare website. The trainings are on the same day as the Fair’s Senior Citizens' Days where those who are sixty years of age and older get free admission with ID.

This kicks off National Preparedness Month and it happens in September to increase public awareness about emergencies and it focuses on things we can do before a disaster happens.

You'll be taught how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. You'll also get a free New York State Disaster Preparedness Kit (one per family) containing key items to assist you in the aftermath of a disaster.

The state training and kits will help all of us in New York to be the most-trained and best-prepared citizens in the country. The New York State Fair runs until Monday, September 3rd.

Can't make it to the NYS Fair for this event? Go here to find other dates and locations.

[via Great New York State Fair]