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From the FEMA: Children & Disasters Newsletter
James Hirsch, a Region 7 member of FEMA’s YPC, wanted to learn if practice helps people prepare for emergencies like it does for a test or in sports. He decided to teach elementary students in Kansas City, MO, about preparedness. He first engaged teachers at two schools in his area—Kellybrook and Shoal Creek Elementary School—to administer a pre-test. The results helped him gauge the students’ existing knowledge about how to prepare for emergencies.
Audience: All ages
Topics: Disaster psychology, Fire safety, General preparedness, Medical, Personal safety, Recovery, Search and rescue, Volunteerism/Community service
Description: These address a variety of audiences, providing emergency alerts, preparedness tips, and activities for children right on your smartphone.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The NOFO document provides applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for both of these activity areas.
Do 1 Thing is a national nonprofit based in the Lansing Office of Emergency Management. Started in 2006 as a primarily web-based program, Do1Thing has now turned into an award-winning program recognized by organizations such as the CDC and FEMA. Our 12-month program features a new preparedness theme each month and that are easy, cost-friendly tips to help individuals and business prepare for emergencies and disasters. You can learn more at www.do1thing.com.
FEMA announced the annual funding opportunity for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Fiscal Year 2016 AFG program will award $310.5 million to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters against fire-related deaths and hazards.
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