What can I do in an emergency?

Regardless of how old you are, the best thing that you can do in an emergency is stay calm and listen to those in authority. Follow instructions from your teachers or first responders and do exactly as they’ve asked. It’s important to take drills seriously and report any security concerns to school administrators. If you see something, say something! If you see a social media post which is unsettling to you, or hear an alarming statement made by another student, report it immediately. You can confide in any trusted adult, including teachers, school counselors, school resource officers, etc. Additionally, older students can take training courses such as CPR, Stop the Bleed, CERT training, or online classes through FEMA’s Independent Learning platform. 

Learning Activities and References

Coloring pages

Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book Pages by FEMA

Activity Book


Preparedness video games

  1. Stop Disasters! (
  2. Games |

Preparedness mobile apps

  1. Fred the Preparedness Dog from Nye & Associates, Inc.
  2. Fred Builds a Disaster Kit! from Nye & Associates, Inc.
  3. Master of Prep from Digicel Group Limited
  4. Infection Bio War Spread the Plague!
  5. Disaster Survival Guide by Summer Rabbit


  1. Lockdown Drill (
  2. Elementary Disaster Dodgers video
  3. Middle/High School (