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THE ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IS ENCOURAGING FAMILIES TO INCLUDE THEIR KIDS IN ANY DISASTER PLANNING.

 

EMERGENCY PLANS SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THE UNIQUE NEED TO CHILDREN. I-EMA SPOKESPERSON REBECCA CLARK SAYS GETTING THEM INVOLVED IN BUILDING AN EMERGENCY KIT, PLANNING AN ESCAPE ROUTE AND PRACTICING FIRE DRILLS CAN HELP MAKE KIDS FEEL SAFER.

 

 

SHE SAYS THERE ARE RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES.

 

 

CLARK SAYS THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ONLINE RESOURCES THAT MAKE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FUN FOR KIDS INCLUDING THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION AND FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY'S WEBSITES.

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