Reno NV (April 25) -The American Red Cross of Northern Nevada is urging area residents to use its online learning tools to become familiar with emergency planning for home or business.
“Anytime is a good time to develop your own emergency plan,” explained Zanny Marsh, executive director of the Northern Nevada Chapter. With Nevada residents staying inside and distance-learning taking place, it’s a good opportunity to review the online learning tools offered by the Red Cross and geared toward individuals, families, children, and business owners. offered by the Red Cross. Through online learning, we can help you help yourself.”
The following emergency planning programs are available at: www.redcross.org
Be Red Cross Ready
Residents can take advantage of Red Cross disaster preparedness training through the Be Red Cross Ready program, which helps families and individuals become “Red Cross Ready” for an emergency. The online materials help participants gain the skills to evacuate safely and efficiently from a home fire, emergency, or disaster area. Online participants will learn how to Get a Kit; Make a Plan for safe evacuation; and Be Informed of changing and potentially hazardous conditions. Learn more about Red Cross Ready at: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies.html
The Ready Rating program is a free, self-guided program designed to help businesses and organizations become better-prepared for emergencies. You will complete a Ready Rating or Ready Advance assessment and have access to tools, tips, and best practices to help improve the level of preparedness. The video links on the programs’ website will provide additional information about the program enhancements. https://www.readyrating.org/
Learning for Children
Through the Red Cross web site, Apps and materials are provided that can teach children about home fire safety and disaster preparedness at school and home.
Prepare with Pedro
Designed for children in kindergarten to the second grade, Prepare with Pedro helps children learn to take action for home fires or a local hazard.
The Pillowcase Project
Developed for third through fifth grade students, the Pillowcase Project aims to increase children’s understanding of natural hazards and empower them to prepare for emergencies.
Prepare with Pedro and The Pillowcase Project can be found on the following link: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/emergency-preparedness-for-kids/disaster-preparedness-for-teachers.html
Aimed at children ranging from ages 7-11, the Monster Guard mobile app teaches preparation for real-life emergencies at home and elsewhere. Participants learn how to stay safe, practice what they’ve learned, and share the information with others. All this through an engaging online game. https://www.redcross.org/monster-guard.html
“Whatever the emergency, it’s important for adults and children to be prepared,” Marsh added. “The free apps and other resources provided by the Red Cross bring tools and preparedness information that everyone can use in their home, workplace and school every day.
To learn more about personal disaster preparedness, find all you need at www.redcross.org
About the Northern Nevada Chapter
The American Red Cross of Northern Nevada serves 13 counties and over 87,000 square miles. Volunteers in the Northern Nevada Chapter respond to disasters both locally and nationwide, in addition to providing training on CPR and community preparedness. The chapter has served northern Nevada for more than 100 years. It receives generous support from the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation. Follow us on social media!
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