This resource was developed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not reflect the current Red Cross COVID-19 sheltering procedures and risk-reduction practices. Red Cross sheltering in the COVID-environment includes social distancing, mandatory face coverings, disinfecting practices and using non-congregate sheltering options whenever possible.
For specific planning and operational information about how sheltering is different in the COVID-19 environment, emergency managers and interested parties may visit the National Mass Care Strategy website at nationalmasscarestrategy.org.
We are proud to partner with FEMA to bring you the Prepare with Pedro: Disaster Preparedness Activity Book in 6 different languages! Please visit ready.gov/kids/prepare-pedro to download or order this resource.
Play Pedro’s Fire Safety Challenge. Pedro’s Fire Challenge is a fun and engaging interactive game created by the Red Cross for children ages 4-8 years old that teaches age-appropriate skills for handling a home fire emergency and other stressful situations. Pedro the penguin guides children through a set of activities on topics such as home fire safety, coping skills, and good old-fashioned penguin fun! At the end of the challenge, children earn a fire safety badge.