Kane County Youth Preparedness
Kane County Youth Preparedness

Kane County Youth Preparedness

Kane County Connects Staff / OEM 5/13/2024 10:00AM

Kane County Office of Emergency Management is excited to announce that we will be offering classes in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness geared towards children. These classes will be taught by experienced members of the Kane County Emergency Management Team.

As adults, we want children to feel safe and not worried about potential emergencies, but we all know that disasters can happen, often without warnings, and we want children to know what steps to take to be able to stay safe during and after an event.

This class is not intended to scare kids. Rather, it will be age-appropriate, fun, and educational to build confidence and empower them to be prepared. Prepared kids can become the resourceful adults of the future. 


Students will learn about the difference between an emergency, a disaster, and a hazard, as well as what types of emergencies to be prepared for, protective actions to take, family emergency communications plans, disaster supply kits, Go Bags, gun safety and what to do during severe weather.


A First Aid/CPR instructor will teach age appropriate basic first aid, including responsive vs. unresponsive, phoning for help, when to call 911, personal protective equipment, the importance of hand washing, finding the problem, stopping bleeding and choking. The class will end with the kids receiving a Go Bag and a tour of the building. 

If you are interested in scheduling a class or have any questions please Call Beth Drendel, Preparedness Specialist

​Desk: 630-232-5985 Cell: 224-239-8042


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