Disaster Preparedness Education

Our FREE Youth Disaster Preparedness Education programs empower children by providing them with the basic safety and life skills necessary to “get safe” and “stay safe” during disasters such as fires, floods, and severe thunderstorms. Our age-appropriate programs include vital safety messages and communicate this information in an interactive and engaging fashion.

Pre-K and K

Fire Safety 101

This fun, interactive program provides younger students with basic fire safety information to help them understand how fires can be prevented, identifies steps their families should take to prepare themselves in case a fire occurs and what to do in case of a fire in their homes. In addition to practicing skills such as Stop, Drop, and Roll and crawling under smoke to escape, students also take part in a hazard hunt, identifying possible fire threats in our illustrated Hazard House. This program is appropriate for students in grades Pre-K through 2.

Elementary School Students

Longfellow's Whale Tales

This video-based program teaches children about safe behavior in, on and around the water. Topics covered include always swimming in a supervised area, following posted rules and always wearing a life jacket when on a boat. Hands-on activities sheets and instructor-led exercises reinforce messages from video presentation. This program is appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through fifth.

Home Alone Safety (for Grades 2-5)

This interactive, discussion-based program provides students with general guidelines on how to be safe and responsible when students are home on their own or taking care of younger family members. Stresses the importance of creating a "Home Alone Plan" with adult caregivers addressing each families' specific "home alone" rules and behavior expectations. Topics addressed include stranger safety, having a person to call, safe activities, an emergency plan and internet safety. This program is appropriate for students in grades first through fifth.

First Aid for Children Today (F.A.C.T.)

This multiple-lesson program can be delivered as individual 30 minute lessons or as a complete set of six lessons. The lessons guide children in grades Kindergarten through second on a fun path to discover ways to help themselves and other be aware of dangers, prevent injuries and harm, and respond when injuries do happen.

Fire Safety 101 (for Grades 1 and 2)

This fun, interactive program provides younger students with basic fire safety information to help them understand how fires can be prevented, identifies steps their families should take to prepare themselves in case a fire occurs and what to do in case of a fire in their homes. In addition to practicing skills such as Stop, Drop, and Roll and crawling under smoke to escape, students also take part in a hazard hunt, identifying possible fire threats in our illustrated Hazard House. This program is appropriate for students in grades Pre-K through 2.

Be Disaster Ready (for Grades 3-5)

This interactive program uses a discussion and small group activity approach to help students identify, avoid, and cope with potentially "disastrous" situations. Students also learn the necessary steps to prepare their homes and families for potential disasters and find out the types of disaster events that are most likely to occur in their community. This 45 minute long program is appropriate for students in grades 3 through 5.

Middle School Students

First Aid Basics

Presents safety and first aid information that young people might need to help themselves or someone else. Includes information on how to react in an emergency and the proper steps to take in various emergency situations. Variations of this hour-long program are available for students in grades 1 through 12.

Out of Jeopardy (for Grades 6-12)

This one hour program involves students in a fun, interactive learning game that provides them with important information on disaster agents and disaster preparedness. Teams of students compete in a "Jeopardy" style game where they work together to answer questions from various disaster-related categories with titles such as "Burnin' Up," "40 Days & 40 Nights" and "Shake, Rattle & Roll." This program is appropriate for students in grades 6 through 12.

General Disaster Preparedness Program (for Grades 6-12)

Students are taught the necessary steps to prepare their families and homes for potential disasters. These steps include putting together a Family Disaster Plan and assembling a disaster supply kit. In discussing the disaster plan, students learn the importance of preparedness steps such as installing smoke alarms, posting emergency phone numbers and making and practicing escape plans with their families. Students also learn what to include as part of a disaster supply kit. This program can be used with students in grades 3 through 12.

High School Students

First Aid Basics

Presents safety and first aid information that young people might need to help themselves or someone else. Includes information on how to react in an emergency and the proper steps to take in various emergency situations. Variations of this hour-long program are available for students in grades 1 through 12.

Out of Jeopardy (for Grades 6-12)

This one hour program involves students in a fun, interactive learning game that provides them with important information on disaster agents and disaster preparedness. Teams of students compete in a "Jeopardy" style game where they work together to answer questions from various disaster-related categories with titles such as "Burnin' Up," "40 Days & 40 Nights" and "Shake, Rattle & Roll." This program is appropriate for students in grades 6 through 12.

General Disaster Preparedness Program (for Grades 6-12)

Students are taught the necessary steps to prepare their families and homes for potential disasters. These steps include putting together a Family Disaster Plan and assembling a disaster supply kit. In discussing the disaster plan, students learn the importance of preparedness steps such as installing smoke alarms, posting emergency phone numbers and making and practicing escape plans with their families. Students also learn what to include as part of a disaster supply kit. This program can be used with students in grades 3 through 12.