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Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Agenda
  • Preparedness
  • Be Red Cross Ready
  • Red Cross Training Solutions
  • Q & A
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.


The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

preparing for the unexpected
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.

Preparing for the Unexpected…

What is preparedness and why is it important?

emergency response time
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.

Emergency Response Time

  • Recognize emergency 30 sec
      • Get to a telephone 30 sec
      • Call 9-1-1, give info 45 sec
      • 9-1-1 dispatches info 15 sec
      • EMS receives info, gets vehicle 30 sec
      • Travel time 1 min
      • EMS arrives, unloads/gets gear 1 min
      • EMS evaluates person 30 sec
      • Total response time: 5 min
      • Total response time w/out travel: 4 min
      • Note: Data from EMS in Flint, MI
get a kit
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Get a Kit
  • Emergency supplies for all classrooms
  • Emergency supplies for the school
  • Accessible throughout the building: First aid kits or cabinets
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Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Get a Kit
  • Preparedness Kit Supplies:
    • Food and water
    • Flashlights
    • Radio (battery or crank)
    • Extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Blankets
    • Whistles
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Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Get a Kit
  • Grab-and-go response packs are specialized to help manage some of the most commonly occurring emergency situations in workplaces, including
    • CPR
    • First aid
    • Burns
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Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Get a Kit

Kits for individuals:

make a plan
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Make a Plan
  • Steps for protecting students, faculty and staff during emergencies
  • Emergency response for different scenarios
  • Communicating the plan
  • Practicing the plan
be informed
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Be Informed
  • Learn what hazards are common to your area
  • Practice protective actions to take for potential hazards
  • Train your faculty and staff in First Aid, CPR, and AED
  • Participate in preparedness on-line education module
  • Have a NOAA Weather Radio in every school
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Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Be Informed

Health & Safety Training

  • Prepare your administration & staff
  • Prepare your faculty
  • Prepare your students
  • Reach out to the broader school community to help families prepare
for your staff
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.For Your Staff

First Aid and CPR/AED training for:

  • Teachers
  • Bus drivers
  • Maintenance team
  • Administrative staff
  • Cafeteria Workers
  • After-School Care Workers
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Trained. Empowered. Prepared.For Your Staff

Emergency Response training for:

  • Emergency Response teams
  • School Nurse
  • Athletic Trainers
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Trained. Empowered. Prepared.For Your Staff

Sport Safety Training for:

  • Coaches
  • Physical Education Teachers
additional training for all staff
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Additional Training for All Staff:
  • Injury Control Guides
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training
  • Asthma Inhaler Training
staff training features
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Staff Training Features
  • Flexible Delivery Methods:
  • Full Service – available 24/7 at your location
  • Authorized Provider – train-the-trainer
  • Community Classes – at a chapter location
  • Blended Learning – online and instructor led skill session
  • You can mix and match these as needed
why red cross
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Why Red Cross?
  • Superior Features and Benefits:
  • Meets OSHA Standards
  • Emphasis on a broad view of emergency preparedness
  • Modular programs for maximum flexibility
  • Superior teaching tools and support for instructors
  • Content developed by experts
  • Localized resources with consistency nationwide
  • Training supports your local Red Cross
for students grades k 5
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.For Students – Grades K-5

Basic Aid Training

First Aid for Children Today

Swimming and Water Safety


Masters of Disaster

for students grades 6 8
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.For Students – Grades 6-8

First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and Communities

Swimming and Water Safety


Babysitter’s Training

Masters of Disaster

what is it
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.What is it?

Masters of Disaster® is a curriculum for K-8 educators to use to integrate disaster safety concepts into their regular lesson plans or youth programming.

Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Modules




In the Aftermath

Be Disaster Safe



Facing Fear

Fire Prevention and Safety

Home Safety

Wildland Fires

for high school students
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.For High School Students

First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and Communities

First Aid – Responding to Emergencies


Nurse Assistant Training

schools helping communities prepare
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Schools Helping Communities Prepare
  • Be Red Cross Ready Educational Tool on the web
  • Masters of Disaster Family Kit
  • Family Guide to First Aid and Emergency Preparedness
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Trained. Empowered. Prepared.Schools Helping Communities Prepare

Be Red Cross Ready Online Presentation:

  • Available at to help prepare individuals for emergencies at home, at work and in their communities
  • This educational tutorial includes sound narration throughout, as well as streaming video of key first aid skills, including conscious choking and CPR
  • Visitors to the site can also download an emergency preparedness kit shopping list and key steps in making an emergency plan
Trained. Empowered. Prepared.

For More Information…

  • For more information and to order training materials and supplies:
      • Contact your local Red Cross chapter
      • Visit
      • Call (800) 667-2968