Day-long training academy helps prepare Philadelphia for emergencies

    Promoting readiness and resiliency, the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapters of the Red Cross is holding a training academy today with help from Department of Homeland Security.

    In what’s being called the first training of its kind, the Readiness and Resiliency Academy is a day-long workshop to improve the city’s preparedness for and response to disasters and emergencies.

    “Resiliency includes anything that improves our community and our nation’s ability to bounce back quicker and more effectively from a disastrous event, such as a hurricane, tornado, nuclear meltdown or terrorist attack,” reads a statement from the Red Cross.

    From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., participants will learn about readiness, shelter in place, terrorist tactics and emergency pet protection.

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