A disaster preparedness training session was held on Sunday at a Getzville church. The arim was to teach people how to take care of not only themselves, but also others during a natural or man-made disaster. 

The two-hour course teaches people to survive, make disaster plans, and stock up on emergency supplies. 

The National Guard, as well as other disaster preparedness groups, teamed up to get out the information. 

Organizers say it is not a matter of “what” to do if a disaster strikes, but “when”. 

“We’re given signs all the time. We’re given little signs, ya know. It’s kind of like a slap on the wrist. When  something big comes, that’s when we have to be prepared. That’s when we have to take care of our family, and our friends,” said Cebron Spencer, from the World Mission Society Church of God.  

The group said they plan to have more meetings in the future.