Encouraging citizens to participate in individual preparedness is a top priority for our state. Developing a family disaster supply kit and an emergency communication plan for your family are important steps you can take to better prepare for disaster. Educating children can be entertaining and meaningful in the process. The following websites are fun and educational for children:
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready Kids teaches children about disasters & how they can be prepared.
- United States Fire Administration website for kids emphasizes home safety and fire safety- USFA's Kids Page.
- Sparky is the mascot of the National Fire Protection Association. This site focuses on fire prevention education for kids, with lots of games to reinforce the message.
- The National Fire Prevention Council's Kid Zone contains fire safety learning tools in the form of games, activities, & information.
- Introduce a whole new generation of children to Smokey Bear's Five Rules for Wildfire Prevention; take the pledge to help stop the spread of wildfires, & more.
- The United States Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program is part of our effort to reduce earthquake hazard in the United States. Earthquakes for Kids is where you’ll find a variety of activities for children.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has an archived page of fun activities for kids to explore the planet they live on including hazardous weather.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 6-12.
- The Weather Channel wants you to be WeatherReady! Whether you're soaking up some sun, walking your dog, or helping your parents make a family emergency plan. Learn about severe weather safety with our fun learning tools.
- Sesame Workshop, along with its project partners has created Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies with tips, activities, and other easy tools to help the whole family prepare for emergencies – together!