The New York City Fire Department is coming to Guardian Centers in Perry at the end of September for a multi-agency disaster response training event.
According to a news release, the training is from September 30 to October 2. The 48-hour training, the release states, will challenge more than 400 first responders to handle a major earthquake at the local, state and federal level.
"It's extremely beneficial to have access to a state-of-the-art facility like Guardian Centers to rest and validate our response to a disaster before lives are on the line," the battalion chief of the FDNY, Joe Downey, said in a statement. "To be able to bring together responders from the local, state and federal levels in one place to work together and coordinate our efforts will undoubtedly hone our abilities to respond quickly when called upon."