Disaster Preparedness For Schools

Fun & Educational Activities for Children

 The following websites are fun and educational for children:
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready Kids website teaches children about disasters and how they can be prepared.
  • United States Fire Administration website for kids focuses on home safety and fire safety - USFA's Kids Page.
  • Sparky is the mascot of the National Fire Protection Association and this site focuses on fire prevention education for kids, with lots of games to reinforce the message.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designed fun activities for kids to explore the planet they live on, including hazardous weather. These activities are linked from the NOAA education webpage and are tailored for children grades K-5 and for grades 6-12.
  • The American Red Cross website includes games, quizzes, and map to engage youngsters in emergency preparedness and disasters safety.

Girl Scouts Emergency Preparedness Patch Program

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital and FEMA's Community Preparedness Division partnered to develop this patch program in order to provide information and activities in emergency preparedness appropriate for all levels of Scouts, from Daisy through Ambassador. The patch program will raise public awareness about personal preparedness, training, and volunteer service to support emergency services and community safety and will motivate young women to become leaders in their communities in the fields of emergency management and emergency response.

Additional Links

The following programs provide educational resources for teachers and parents: