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The ABCs of Fire: An Encyclopedia and Practical Family Guide to Fire Safety, Prevention and Recovery
American Red Cross
Emergency Preparedness for Families of Children with Special Needs 
  • Published in 2011, this guide is a project of the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH) Children with Special Health Care Needs Work Group.
  • For families of children with special needs planning becomes even more difficult. Knowing how you will respond is critical. It means extra attention to details and needs that typical families may not have to worry about. Using this preparation and planning guide can help you be better prepared, no matter what the emergency or disaster!
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Child ID App
  • The FBI Child ID App provides a free and convenient way of storing critical information, including photos of your child. If the need arises, you won’t have to spend precious time remembering or collecting this information.
  • In addition to capturing identifying information and characteristics, the app provides tips for keeping kids safe. The app also provides guidance for what steps adults can take during the first 24 and 48 hours after a child’s disappearance. For concerned parents or guardians, having these suggestions at their fingertips can help them to carry out appropriate actions more quickly. In the event of an emergency, the app can be used to communicate directly with the authorities, including local 911 and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The child’s information can also be sent directly from the app.
  • The app is available for both iPhones and Android phones. The content of the app is also available in PDF format, so individuals without the app can still benefit from the tips and resources.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  
  • Catalogue of Youth Disaster Preparedness Education Resources
    • Updated September 2012
    • The Catalogue of Youth Disaster Preparedness Education Resources was created to assist individuals with locating preparedness resources that are tailored to youth. Research has shown that youth disaster preparedness education is vital to building and maintaining resilient communities – especially when incorporating key recommended practices.
Loyals - A Royal Preparedness Duet 
  • Created in November 2013
  • Check out this video of a catchy way to remember what to include in your preparedness supplies.
Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR)
  • The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response is a part of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The department is the lead state agency responsible for coordinating public health and medical response activities for all types of emergencies or disaster events.
  • This site contains a wealth of information to help Coloradans understand the impacts of different emergency situations. This site is also designed to help people plan and prepare for any natural or man-made emergency that may arise.
Parents Don’t Take Necessary Preparedness Measures, Report Says
Ready Colorado
  • READYColorado is a public awareness campaign supported by public and private partners concerned with homeland security and all-hazards preparedness.
  • Its goal is to raise awareness about the importance of disaster preparedness among Colorado citizens. To achieve this, READYColorado is reaching out to individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses to provide them with the tools and information they need to respond to and recover from any disaster.
  • Pack a Kit Checklist 72-Hour Kit
Ready.Gov | en Español
  • Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.
Ready Kids
  • Ready Kids is a tool to help parents and teachers educate children in grades 4-5 about emergencies and how they can help get their family prepared. Ready Kids is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready campaign, a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, potential terrorist attacks and other emergencies. The Ready Kids web site features age-appropriate, step-by-step instructions on what families can do to be better prepared and the role kids can play in this effort.
  • Tools for Parents 
Sesame Street 
  • Sesame Street provides resources for families with young children.
  • Emergencies 
    • Hurricanes, storms, and other natural disasters can be difficult for young children who may not fully understand what's going on around them. These tips, activities, and videos can help them feel safe, cope with emotions, and understand that there is hope for the future.
  • Let's Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies

    • This preparedness toolkit for parents provides tips, activities, and other easy tools to help families prepare for emergencies.









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