Are you ready to put your planning skills to good use? Are you ready to help your family get prepared for the unexpected? Your family can use the tools and games below to create a plan that will help you be ready for many different kinds of unexpected situations!
You're already a great planner! Every day you get your homework done, get to music or sports practice on time, and plan where and when you'll meet up with friends. But how do you get prepared for emergencies?
-This multilingual website provides a wealth of information to help San Francisco Bay Area residents prepare for emergencies. Illustrated tabs serve as links to resources which address specific elements of emergency preparedness and response. The entire website is available in, English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Take These 12 Steps with Children
- Include your children in family discussions and planning for emergency safety.
- Teach your children their basic personal information so they can identify themselves and get help if they become separated from a parent or guardian.
- Prepare an emergency card with information for each child, including his/her full name, address, phone number, parent’s work number and out of state contact.
- Know the policies of the school or daycare center your children attend. Make plans to have someone pick them up if you are unable to get to them.
- Regularly update your child’s school with current emergency contact information and persons authorized to pick up your child from school.
- Make sure each child knows the family’s alternate meeting sites if you are separated in a disaster and cannot return to your home.
- Make sure each child knows how to reach your family’s out-of-state contact person.
Teach children to dial their home telephone number and Emergency 9-1-1.
- Teach children what gas smells like and advise them to tell an adult if they smell gas after an emergency.
- Warn children never to touch wires on poles or lying on the ground.
- Role-play with children to help them remain calm in emergencies and to practice basic emergency responses such as evacuation routes, Drop, Cover & Hold and Stop, Drop & Roll.
- Role-play with children as to what they should do if a parent is suddenly sick or injured.
- Role-play with children on what to say when calling Emergency 9-1-1.
Below find some perfect information for you, your family, or your teachers to "Plan" and "Prepare" for those times when the unexpected may occur!
FEMA-Welcome to FEMA for Kids! I'm Herman, the spokescrab for the site. This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage.
® is a tool to help parents and teachers educate
children in grades 4-5 about emergencies and how they can help get their family prepared. Ready Kids is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready campaign, a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, potential terrorist attacks and other emergencies. The Ready Kids web site features age-appropriate, step-by-step instructions on what families can do to be better prepared and the role kids can play in this effort.
Sesame Workshop, along with its project partners has created Let’s Get Ready!
Planning Together for Emergencies with tips, activities, and other easy tools to help the whole family prepare for emergencies – together!
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family emergency plan. Learn about severe weather safety with our fun learning tools.