The American Red Cross, Western New York Region, offers a variety of virtual programs to help adults and children better prepare for emergencies.
To schedule any of the classes below at your school, business, or other organization, please contact Preparedness Specialist Jessica Cappelletti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Through the presentation, students learn the best ways to stay safe and how to create their own emergency supply kits by packing essential items in a pillowcase for easy transport during a disaster. Students will receive a digital workbook and will be encouraged to decorate and personalize their pillowcases and share what they’ve learned with friends and family.
Prepare with Pedro
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 compliments The Pillowcase Project in scope and mission, by reading a story featuring a penguin named Pedro.
Students learn a coping skill and receive a storybook to share what they have learned at home
Perfect for schools and after-school programs
Citizen Preparedness Corps Training
Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes.
In partnership with New York State, the Red Cross is providing free this emergency preparedness training. The training gives a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters and how to respond to and recover from them. The training also provides information on types of common disasters, ways to prepare as an individual, family and community member, what to do when disaster strikes and what actions you can take afterwards to aid in your recovery.
The Red Cross is the leading provider of OSHA-compliant health and safety training. Our broad portfolio includes First Aid and CPR, Basic Life Support, OSHA 10 and 30, Babysitting, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Lifeguarding and much more!