American Red Cross disaster preparedness trainings are now available virtually (via Microsoft Teams) and in-person (when it is safe to do so) for both youth and adults! Free presentations are offered by the regional Red Cross Preparedness Team and Red Cross Clubs. Simply complete our online request form via the link provided. Free materials are available for download.
Be Red Cross Ready
Be Red Cross Ready is a national, standardized preparedness education program for adults taught by a certified presenter. The curriculum is designed to help people understand, prepare for, and respond appropriately to year-round disasters like home fires and local hazards like tornadoes.
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 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.
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This 30-minute presentation introduces our free membership program to help businesses, schools, or organizations become betterprepared for disasters and other emergencies. All in one place, Ready Rating members have access to one-of-a-kind tools, resources and information for evaluating and improving their ability to withstand disaster, maintain operations, and protect lives and property.
In this 30-minute program participants learn how to check for consciousness, call 911 (or the local emergency number), and give continuous chest compressions. Having more citizen bystanders trained in this simple skill can help save lives by putting more cardiac arrest victims within a few steps of lifesaving assistance.CPR training certification is not provided through this course.