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

Have contact information.




Leffler, K. (2008). Community Disaster Education: American Red Cross: Richmond,
    Virginia: Greater Richmond Chapter.
               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/
      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.
    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.
                   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.
           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/
QUESTIONS??
                      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.

				
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