Family preparedness means having an emergency supply kit, an emergency plan, and being informed about the different emergencies that can happen in your area and the appropriate responses. The resources below can help you prepare your family for any emergency and give you tips for talking with your child about being prepared.
Make Your Family Ready for an Emergency
- Plan for Emergencies
Watch these videos and learn more about preparing for emergencies.
- Being a Hero is fun!
Ready.gov Games that will test your know-how in a wide range of emergencies and teach you how to build the perfect emergency kit.
- FEMA for Kids
The FEMA for Kids site provides games, stories, kid’s activity survival kit ideas, and more so your child will feel ready to handle an unexpected event.
- Beyond Stranger Danger
This website is for parents on talking to their kids about how to know when they are in danger.
- Fire Safety Resources
Print out games, pamphlets, fact sheets, and other publications to help you and your family stay safe from fire dangers.
South Carolina Specific
- Health and Environmental Issues for Children Under Six
Learn more about health and environmental issues such as diapering, lead poisoning, asthma, and more.
- South Carolina Hurricane Guide
Be prepared for hurricane season with this guide from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.
- Palmetto Poison Center
The Palmetto Poison Center provides a free emergency number for poison concerns, educational material, tips for safety, and news recall information.
Videos and Interactive
Watch videos, sing songs, and explore an interactive house with your child to get everyone involved in being prepared and staying safe.
Just For Kids!
- Elmo’s Fire Safety Game
Play these four fire safety games with Elmo!
- Sparky.org Activities
Print an origami dog, coloring pages, and other activities to have fun and learn about fire safety.
- Play Safe! Be Safe!
Find fun multimedia games and activities to help preschoolers learn about fire safety.
- Smokey Bear Color It
Choose a Smokey Bear picture and frame, print it out, color it and learn about wildfire safety.
- Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book
These webpage have great recommendations for books to read with your child about being prepared for natural disasters.