Our youth preparedness programs are now being offered in-person or virtually to students nationwide. Contact your local Red Cross for more information.
Prepare with Pedro is a 30- to 45-minute preparedness education program for grades K-2 that teaches students how to BE PREPARED and TAKE ACTION for either home fires or a local hazard.
Prepare with Pedro complements The Pillowcase Project in scope and mission, by reading a story featuring a penguin named Pedro.
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.
Device Compatibility: This experience can be enabled on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices such as Amazon Echo and Echo Show, and Google Assistant enabled devices such as Google Home and Nest Hub.
Or say “Alexa, enable Pedro's Fire Challenge by American Red Cross”
Or say "Hey Google, talk to Pedro’s Fire Challenge“