Earthquake Preparedness: What Every Child Care Provider Needs to Know   [open pdf - 413KB]

"This publication provides an introduction to earthquake safety for child care providers based in their homes and those based in larger facilities. If you provide child care in a facility such as a school, church, or daycare center, you should consult your building's owner, landlord, building administrator, or school administrator about the standards, guidelines, and procedures that are already in place for seismic safety. […] You can never tell when there will be an earthquake, but you can take steps to reduce or avoid damage, injuries, or loss of life for the children in your care, your staff, and yourself. Preparing for an earthquake includes things you already do to protect the children's safety and health, such as having a fire extinguisher handy and maintaining your certifications for first aid and CPR. With additional planning and preparation, the children in your care will have a better chance at surviving an earthquake unharmed."

Report Number:
Federal Emergency Management Agency 240; FEMA 240
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
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