Thank you Mom Bloggers Club for partnering with me on this #GetReadyGetSafe blog post!
After yesterday’s shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina to the floods in Baton Rouge and West Virginia and tornadoes that will likely hit this fall, it is more and more imperative that we equip our children with the information and supplies needed in case they are in school or daycare if a disaster hits while in their care.
Children are the most vulnerable in emergency situations. That’s why Save the Children encourages everyone to act to better protect kids BEFORE disaster strikes. They are spreading awareness of something that parents can teach their kids, called the “Prep Step“.
In Case of Emergency (ICE), would you be able to reunite quickly with your children?
Did you know:
Every day, 69 million U.S. children are separated from their families while they are at school or child care.
After Hurricane Katrina there were more than 5,000 reports of missing children. It took 7 months to reunite the last child with her family.
Here’s a video about this:
Make your ICE contact cards at www.SavetheChildren.org/ICE. It’s free and easy! Fill out one form for your whole family online (Save the Children will not store your child’s info anywhere). Print out the cards (you’ll get two copies for each child), cut and fold. Put one copy in a luggage tag to keep inside your child’s bag. Keep the other copy in your wallet.
Do the Prep Step! Make emergency prep fun for the whole family. Save the Children also created a fun song and dance called “The Prep Step” to help kids learn the 3 important prep steps every family should take. Check it out!
Find some Prep Step resources to complete the 3 prep steps on this landing page:
- Prep Step #1 = Make ICE cards for kids.
- Prep Step #2 = Make an emergency plan as a family.
- Prep Step #3 = Practice your emergency plan as a family.
Connect With Them:
Disclaimer: I, Jamie Tomkins, own and operate TigerStrypes Blog located at www.tigerstrypes.com. From time to time you’ll hear about my real life experiences with products and/or services from companies and individuals. Let it be known that I have no affiliation with these said companies, and have not received compensation for reviewing their service/product. The service/product was purchased by me with monetary means, points, or coupons. No portion of the product/service was given to me by the company or any agents of the company. The review that I give regarding the product/service is based off my own personal experience; I do not guarantee that your experience will be the same.