Resources For Schools
How to prepare your school, staff and students for disasters and emergencies
Preparation Tips for Your School
Is your school prepared for emergency? If you’re like most of us, the answer is no, you’re not as prepared as you would like to be. It can be difficult to know where to begin – and where to go from there.
That’s why we created American Red Cross Ready Rating™. This free, self-paced membership program begins with a self-assessment of your level of preparedness to reveal areas for improvement and helps you track your school’s progress in increasing your preparedness through a customized, OSHA compliant Emergency Action Plan. As a Ready Rating member, you will also gain access to a Resource Center with additional information and tools to prepare your school.
In an emergency, your teachers and other staff may be called upon to help ill or injured students. Are they equipped with the skills and confidence they’ll need? As the leading provider of OSHA-compliant health and safety training, the Red Cross can help your team prepare for a crisis.
Preparation Tips for Your Staff
Be sure you’re Red Cross Ready. That means:
More Ways Your Staff Can Prepare
Preparation Tips for Your Students
The Pillowcase Project, sponsored by Disney, is a preparedness education program for grades 3 – 5 that teaches students about personal and family preparedness and safety skills, local hazards, and basic coping skills. Red Cross volunteers lead students through a “learn, practice, share” framework to engage them in disaster preparedness and survival skills. Upon completion, students receive a sturdy pillowcase in which to build their personal emergency supplies kit.
Available in 40 and 60 minute formats, this presentation is perfect for schools, after-school programs, Girl and Boy Scout troop meetings, and more. Presentations are customized to focus on a hazard that is important and relevant to the local community.
Fill out this form to request information, request a presentation, or become a volunteer with the program in your area.
Download the cobranded Red Cross and Disney Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity Book, which teaches youth how to be prepared and stay safe during disasters. Using interactive games and activities, children and their families learn how to be better prepared for the unexpected in a safe and stress free environment.