Emergency Preparedness for Kids
Kids, Learn what to do in an Emergency
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Can Kids Have a disaster plan?
- Ask your parents to make a plan of where you should all meet up in case your home is damaged.
should talk to your family about:
Write down your family plan keep it in your backpack..
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- Ask your parents to make sure your emergency card on file at your school includes anyone who might be able to pick you up from school.
Prepare a disaster supplies kit for your home .
Include a first aid kit,
your favorite snacks,
flashlight or glow sticks (never use candles)
an extra set of clothing,
include a family photo,
Phone numbers & addresses of relatives
Color book & crayons
Store them all in an backpack
Here are some really great links for fun facts and games and much more
Watch Helpman and the Red Cross
Watch A Quake! A Quake! - Animaniacs
Earthquakes : Do you know what to do?
Choose a safe place in every room. It’s best to get under a sturdy piece of furniture like a table or a desk where nothing can fall on you.
Injuries and deaths during earthquakes are caused by falling objects and collapsing structures. Knowing how to protect yourself when the shaking starts may save your life. Duck under a strong table or desk.
Cover your head and face to protect them from broken glass and falling objects. Hold onto the table or desk and be prepared to move with it.
Hold your position until the shaking stops.
AFTER THE SHAKING STOPS: Check for injuries. Expect aftershocks. Each time you feel one, DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON.
If you’re outdoors, find a clear spot away from buildings, trees and power lines.
Then, drop to the ground.
If you’re in a car, Stay in the car until the shaking stops.
Can kids get disaster training?
A fun-filled day of first aid and safety drills taught by local high school and adult volunteers,
Kid Power is specifically designed for kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
Some of the activities include, bandaging, a relay race, rescue breathing on manikins, choking emergencies, and the proper way to call 911.
can take First aid & Emergency preparedness training in Boys of America
The primary emphasis of this initial step in the program is to train members to be mentally and emotionally prepared to act promptly and to develop in them the ability to take care of themselves. Teaching young people to know and be able to use practical survival skills when needed is an important part of individual preparedness.
can take First aid & Emergency preparedness training in Girl Scouts
In case of accidents, skill, good judgment, and quick action must come into play. Girls have the opportunity to learn about first aid at each program age-level.
Check with your local Girl Scout council for a current list of approved first-aid courses and training schedules.
Here are some fun websites that may also help you:
Earthquake Fun Facts