Grant County EM focuses on youth in final week of Preparedness Month

GRANT COUNTY – Grant County Emergency Management Coordinator Eric Bush has taken to social media recently to keep residents informed on topics like preparedness and emergency coordination.  Bush said he’d like to keep a regular presence on the page:

“I’m going to try to put something on there useful about once a week, and more depending on the different department heads; the people in charge making decisions—whatever I can do to support them by helping communicate with the public, that’s something that I intend to do there.”

Bush recently posted that Week 4 of National Preparedness Month is focused around, “Today’s Prepared Children are Tomorrow’s Prepared Adults!” See below:

Today’s Prepared Children are Tomorrow’s Prepared Adults!

Being prepared for disasters starts at home! As a parent, guardian, or other family member, you have an important role to play when it comes to helping children be prepared in case disaster strikes.

Children and youth also have unique abilities to prepare themselves as well as their families, schools, and communities. Empowered youth can help involve their families, peers, and communities in disaster preparedness. Remember, today’s prepared children are tomorrow’s prepared adults!

Follow these tips to help your kids be ready!

• Talk it Through! If a disaster happens, knowing who to call and where to meet is an important part of emergency planning for you and your family. Review your family emergency communications plan with kids at your next household meeting

• Know the facts! Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can. Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area and learn what to do before, during, and after each type of emergency.

• Build a Kit! When making an emergency kit, it’s important to know what your family already has and what you still need. Sit down with your family and use this checklist to decide what else you need to make sure you and your family are prepared for any emergency.

• Get involved in Teen CERT. Find opportunities by learning about Teen CERT online: Consider applying to the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council next Spring!

• Need tips for talking to your kids about natural disasters? Visit

• Many Americans aren’t familiar with their child’s school evacuation & reunification plans. Are you?