Last Saturday, our youth preparedness team traveled to Lewis County for a second Preparedness Institute with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. The girls built a small kit, explored an Emergency Response Vehicle, learned basic first aid and the history of the American Red Cross.
The Red Cross works closely with schools, Scouts and other youth groups to train the next generation in preparedness. Our AmeriCorps team members are an integral part of this training process.
In the Basic First Aid program, youth learn how to save a choking victim, as well as how to properly wrap and secure bandages. We want to give students the skills to respond quickly to emergencies and natural disasters. The Passport to Preparedness program includes take-home activities to help families develop disaster plans, build disaster kits and get trained in first aid.
For more information on our youth programs or to schedule a preparedness training, please visit safeinthesound.org/get-trained/youth-preparedness.