Monday, February 4, 2013

Being Prepared

Recently the 5th Grade students at Frank Harrison Middle school received a presentation from the Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Cumberland County EMA office on emergency preparedness through a program called the STEP program. STEP stands for Students Tools for Emergency Planning. The program aims at preparing families for multiple hazards by educating and energizing students in school who go home and act as leaders in implementing key preparedness strategies with their families. Students were actively involved in learning the processes of developing family emergency plans, communication cards, pet care and planning in emergencies and were given the basic starter materials – including a backpack - for their very own Go-kits.

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