HealthNet Helicopter with Mrs. Hartshorn's 3rd Grade

Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department - Craig
Gherke and Dave Johnson speak with students

Submitted by Tammey Webb,
Save the Children In-School Coordinator

During the week of October 14th, Arnoldsburg Elementary Students participated in Save the Children Emergency Preparedness Week. During an emergency or disaster, children may experience fear and stress. This week was designed to help students with their fear and help build up a child’s resilience during emergencies.

Joe Fitzwater, Meteorologist at Channel 13
News talks about preparing for severe weather

Tony Edwards from the National Weather Service
talks about how weather can cause emergencies

Throughout the week students read books, watched weather/safety videos, took part in class discussions, learned the Prep Step dance, learned their address/phone number and other emergency contacts. The students also learned drills/safety procedures for tornadoes, fire, active shooter, packing for emergencies, and using 911 correctly.

On Friday, the students, parents, and community were invited to attend an afternoon of activities to learn more about emergency preparedness. Stations were set up for them to go through and learn more about what to do in emergencies.

A total of 43 parents and community members attended the Friday afternoon activities. Door prizes were given out to those in attendance. It was an amazing day for all.

AES would like to thank the Grantsville, Arnoldsburg, and Upper West Fork Volunteer Fire Departments, HealthNet, Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Tony Edwards from the National Weather Service, and Joe Fitzwater, Channel 13 Meteorologist for attending the Friday afternoon activities.

A special thank you goes to Louisa Chapel and Pastor Shelly
Mace for their generous donations for all of the door prizes

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