The American Red Cross in Rhode Island offers a variety of free programs to help children, adults, and organizations better prepare for emergencies.
American Red Cross disaster preparedness trainings shared with millions are available virtually or in person! Presentations are being offered by the Red Cross Connecticut-Rhode Island Region’s Preparedness Volunteers at no charge. Simply fill out the registration form to request a presentation!
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.
Be Red Cross Ready is a preparedness education curriculum for adults designed to help people understand, prepare for, and respond appropriately to disasters. The curriculum has the option to mix and match emergency preparedness modules on relevant local hazards for your community.
For Businesses and Organizations
Ready Rating is a free, web-based membership program designed to help businesses and organizations become better prepared for emergencies by assessing current readiness levels and providing customized recommendations. For more information, register for an informational presentation.
Learn how to save a life
Hands-Only CPR is a free, easy to learn 30-minute presentation designed to teach individuals of all ages how to deliver lifesaving CPR care without rescue breaths. Completing a Hands-Only CPR course does not result in CPR certification.