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  1. Preparing for a Disaster Sandra Mwila-Martial Walden University PH 6165-2 Dr. Rebecca Heick Winter, 2010

  2. Audience/Purpose • This presentation is geared towards young children/youths in elementary schools. • The purpose of this presentation is to educate students on how to prepare for disasters in their communities.

  3. Goals • To be able to identify what a disaster is. • To be able to create and practice a disaster plan. • To be able to identify what a disaster kit is and create it one. • To be able to identify the importance of a practiced escape plan. • To identify the importance of being prepared for a disaster.

  4. What is a Disaster? • Floods • Hurricanes • Tornadoes • Thunderstorms • Winter Storms • Wild Fires/ Fires American Red Cross.(2007).Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages. Washington, D.C.

  5. What is the first thing you must do? Make a plan with your family! Make sure you and your family have a meeting place. Leffler, K. (2008). Community Disaster Education: American Red Cross: Richmond, Virginia: Greater Richmond Chapter.

  6. What is the first thing you must do? Making a plan: Make sure you and your family have a meeting place. Leffler, K. (2008). Community Disaster Education: American Red Cross: Richmond, Virginia: Greater Richmond Chapter.

  7. Planning continued Have contact information. Leffler, K. (2008). Community Disaster Education: American Red Cross: Richmond, Virginia: Greater Richmond Chapter.

  8. What is a Disaster Kit?? • A collection of basic items people in your home would need after a disaster. • Must be kept up to date. • Depending on how many people live in your home depends on how many kits you will need. Fema For Kids. (n.d). Federal Management Agency.Retrieved January 22, 2010 from http://www.fema.gov/kids/

  9. How To Make a Disaster Kit! • Do this when you get home with your family by starting with 5 things. • Use any container and fill it up little by little or turn it into a scavenger hunt! • Put it somewhere easy where you can quickly grab it in a disaster. • Make one for your pet too! Leffler, K. (2008). Community Disaster Education: American Red Cross: Richmond, Virginia: Greater Richmond Chapter.

  10. Must Have Items For Your Kit • Radio • Food • Water • Flashlight/light stick • First Aid Kit American Red Cross.(2007).Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages. Washington, D.C. Leffler, K. (2008). Community Disaster Education: American Red Cross: Richmond, Virginia: Greater Richmond Chapter.

  11. Final way to prepare • Be informed and get trained! • Check smoke alarms • Practice • Check supplies in your kit Leffler, K. (2008). Community Disaster Education: American Red Cross: Richmond, Virginia: Greater Richmond Chapter.

  12. For Further Reading • American Red Cross, Disaster Preparedness: www.redcross.org • FEMA for Kids, Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/kids/ • Disaster Preparedness for Children: http://www.americanfamilysafety.com/

  13. QUESTIONS??

  14. References • American Red Cross.(2007).Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages. Washington, D.C. • Fema For Kids. (n.d). Federal Management Agency. Retrieved January 22, 2010 from http://www.fema.gov/kids/ • Leffler, K. (2008). Community Disaster Education: American Red Cross: Richmond, Virginia: Greater Richmond Chapter.