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Babysitting: Emergencies

Babysitting: Emergencies

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Web SiteEmergency Preparedness and Response
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/
This link contains information from the CDC on preparing for and handling a natural disaster or severe weather emergency. Events covered include tornadoes, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, as well as severe heat and cold.

Web SiteAmerican Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course
http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/babysitting-child-care
Designed for 11- to 15-year-olds, the babysitter's training course can help you care for children and infants, make good decisions, solve problems, be a good leader, and more.

Web SiteEmergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/blankform.pdf
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a form for all the vital information about the child's condition, and the doctors and other key contacts in case of an emergency. It's a good idea to post it near the phone, in the car, and in a prominent common area in the house.

Web SiteUnited States Fire Administration for Kids
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/kids
This U.S. government site offers fire safety information, games, and the opportunity for kids to become junior fire marshals.

OrganizationNational Fire Prevention Association
http://www.nfpa.org
This nonprofit organization provides fire safety information and education.




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