The American Red Cross in Connecticut offers a variety of programs to help adults and children better prepare for emergencies.
American Red Cross disaster preparedness trainings shared with millions are now available virtually for both youth and adults! Presentations are being offered by the Red Cross Connecticut-Rhode Island Region’s Preparedness Volunteers at no charge via Webex. Simply download the free materials below and click a registration link to join an event!
Be Red Cross Ready
Join trained Red Cross subject matter experts for presentations ranging from General Emergency Preparedness for a household to Home Fire Preparedness. The program is designed to help people adults and older youth understand, prepare for and respond appropriately to disasters.
Prepare with Pedro
Ages 5 - 7
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".
The Pillowcase Project
Ages 8 - 12
The virtual Pillowcase Project is a free interactive preparedness program designed for children in grades 3 through 5. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards, teach safety and emotional coping skills, as well as the importance of personal preparedness.