Children In A Disaster Infographic: Easy as ABC
This resource was created in 2015 to assist schools, day cares and family’s with their emergency planning efforts. Emergencies like hurricanes and tropical storms can happen quickly. It is important for childcare, academic settings and family’s to review their plan yearly and update all contact information.
Title: Easy as ABC – Three Steps to Protect Your Child During Emergencies in the School Day
A Ask how you would be reunited with your child in an emergency of evacuation
B Bring extra medications, special food, or supplies your child would need if you were separated overnight
C Complete a backpack card and tuck one in your child’s backpack and your wallet
ASK how you would be reunited with your child in an emergency or evacuation
How would you find your child if an emergency happened during the school day?
- If students had to evacuate, where should parents/guardians go for pick up?
- How would the school notify you in the event of emergency?
BRING extra medications, special food, or supplies your child would need if you were separated overnight
An emergency might require a sudden sleepover. Tell school administrators about any extra supplies your child may need to safely make it through a night away from home.
- What essential supplies would your child need if separated from you overnight? (Medications? Inhaler? Milk? Diapers? Battery pack for special equipment?)
- Does the school have an emergency stockpile of these items? Yes □ No □
- If your child has special medications, can extras be kept at the school? Yes □ No □
- What is the school policy for how and when medicine can be administered to your child?
COMPLETE a backpack card and tuck one in your child’s backpack and your wallet
Emergencies are chaotic! Make sure your child or their school knows how to reach you, and who should be called if your phone isn’t working.
Complete an emergency contact card pdf icon[PDF – 134 KB, For Print Only] to make sure you and your child know how to get in touch quickly.