FEMA Region X Youth

FEMA Region X Youth Youth Preparedness: A Partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Education and the American Red Cross On July 23, 2012, FEMA announced the formation of its first Youth Preparedness Council.

The Council supports FEMA’s emphasis on and dedication to involving the whole community in preparedness related activities. “Engaging youth is an integral step in preparing the nation for all hazards,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “Youth have a unique ability to influence their peers and families to be more resilient, and children play an important role in disaster preparedness, during and after a crisis.”

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05/08/2014
Survival Tip: The Rule Of Threes

Survival Tip: The Rule Of Threes

If you get stuck in a survival situation, prioritize the order of things you need to do first; The Rule of Threes can help you do just that.

Have you thought about emergency preparedness... For pets? It's a whole new part of your preparedness kit. Make sure you...
02/23/2014

Have you thought about emergency preparedness... For pets? It's a whole new part of your preparedness kit. Make sure you have a plan and necessities for your furry (or scaly) friends in case of an emergency.

Use as many ways as possible to keep from losing your loved one(s). #HaveTheTalk
02/16/2014

Use as many ways as possible to keep from losing your loved one(s). #HaveTheTalk

Do you like to go ice fishing? Well, you won't if the ice is 2" or less. Check out this website for some icy facts.
01/17/2014
Take Me Fishing | Ice Fishing Safety

Do you like to go ice fishing? Well, you won't if the ice is 2" or less. Check out this website for some icy facts.

Tips for making sure your ice fishing adventure is not only fun, but safe too.

Always make sure to have one of these foldable shovels in your car so that you can get your car unstuck. It'd be better ...
01/04/2014

Always make sure to have one of these foldable shovels in your car so that you can get your car unstuck. It'd be better to dig through snow and ice with this rather than your bare hands.

Here is an awesome NOAA Weather Radio that you can buy at many stores close to you! Instant weather alerts, AM/FM Radio ...
12/23/2013

Here is an awesome NOAA Weather Radio that you can buy at many stores close to you! Instant weather alerts, AM/FM Radio Reception, High-Intensity LED Flashlight, and a Mini USB Input/output port to charge you phone when there is no other power. !!All of this is powered by a hand crank!!

Here are some great tips on how to drive on black ice safely.
12/15/2013
How to Drive on Black Ice

Here are some great tips on how to drive on black ice safely.

Winter driving isn't only about dealing with snow; ice on the road is a real threat. Black ice, in particular, is dangerous because it's invisible (the term "black ice" being somewhat of a misnomer, as the ice is transparent). However, you...

12/07/2013
Survival Tips and Tricks Cut 550 With No Knife

Easy and simple way to cut rope or string without anything sharp.

This is a cool and easy trick for cutting 550 cord without a knife. It doesn't cut it the cleanest, but will work in a pinch if you are found without a knife...

http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
11/09/2013
Winter Storms & Extreme Cold | Ready.gov

http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-dri...

It's FEMA Friday! Here's how to make an easy To-Go kit. Good thing to have in your house in case you need it.
10/25/2013

It's FEMA Friday! Here's how to make an easy To-Go kit. Good thing to have in your house in case you need it.

10/19/2013
How to Build a Winter Survival Kit for your Car

Winter is coming, get ready with a survival kit in your car, and prepare for the worst.

Tod Pritchard from ReadyWisconsin gives a quick lesson on what to include in a winter survival kit for your car.

Be safe around lighting. Lots of thunderstorms are on the way.
09/02/2013
Thunderstorms & Lightning | Ready.gov

Be safe around lighting. Lots of thunderstorms are on the way.

All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. In 2010 there were 29 fatalities and 182 injuries from lightning. Altho...

This is Cayman Kirkhart. He is the representative for FEMA Region X on the Youth Preparedness Council. He is 15 years ol...
07/29/2013

This is Cayman Kirkhart. He is the representative for FEMA Region X on the Youth Preparedness Council. He is 15 years old, and an Eagle Scout. This picture was taken 3 years ago, when he received his Eagle Scout rank at 12 years old.

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