You can get involved and help your family and friends be prepared. Place check marks beside the tasks you have completed below. Once you have four checkmarks from the list below, make it official! Have a parent help you print out the certificate, sign it, and hang it in your room! Helping your family is fun!
Here are some easy steps to get started:
Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time, often without warning. Disaster planning, response, and recovery efforts must take into account the unique needs of children, who make up roughly a quarter of the U.S. population. These efforts should also engage the unique strengths children bring to emergency preparedness. The following are resources you can utilize to teach children about safety and disaster preparedness:
Ready 2 Help - is a card game for children ages 8 - 12 that teaches youth how to stay safe and get help in emergencies. A new resource created by FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division, the card game builds a culture of preparedness from an early age by teaching youth five key skills: stay safe, stay calm, get help, give information, and give care. Ready 2 Help is designed for after-school programs, extracurricular youth groups, and home play. To get a copy of the Ready 2 Help card game and companion book: Download and print from www.ready.gov/game Or, Request FREE printed copies from FEMA Publications Warehouse at 1-800-480-2520 and ask for publication number P-2012 (Companion Book) and P-2013 (Card Game).
Prepare with Pedro Disaster Preparedness Activity Book, is a joint project of the American Red Cross and FEMA. This activity book is designed for adults & children to work on together. Children can learn about fire, earthquakes, floods, tornados & other disasters, as well as how to protect themselves — all while having fun coloring. The activity book can also help build a culture of preparedness by empowering youth and their families to be better prepared for disasters. To order a hardcopy of the activity book, go to FEMA Publications and order Publication #2005.
Red Cross Youth Opportunities
Sesame Street - Let's Get Ready!
Youth Preparedness FEMA Resources
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