Safety & Preparedness

Information and Resources

Parent’s Guide to First Aid: Part of being a parent means dealing with mishaps and illnesses. You can handle some problems at home. Other, more serious situations need the attention of a health care professional. Here are one-page guides from Nemours that take the guesswork out of what to do. Whether it’s a medical emergency or minor injury, here’s the first-aid info you need, click here.

Bicycle Safety: Before your child uses a bicycle, take a look at these safe riding tips, click here.

Pool Safety: Learn how to make your home pool safe, click here.

Vehicle Safety: Information and resources for parents and caregivers to keep loved ones safe on the road, in and around cars, click here.

Travel Safety: Traveling with children can be a delight and a challenge. Here are tips for safe and stress-free family travel, click here.

Prevent Child Heatstroke in Vehicles: Find out how to keep your child safe in your vehicle, click here.

Disaster Preparedness

Ready: To learn how your family can prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters, click here.

Shelter from the Storm: A Parent Guide will help caregivers support their young child following a tornado, hurricane, or other events that a community may experience, click here.

Children & Disasters: Promoting Adjustment and helping children cope, click here.

American Red Cross: Volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies, click here.

Hurricane Safety Checklist: Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Use the American Red Cross Hurricane Checklist to prepare, English, Spanish.

Preparation Timetables: Learn what to do and when to do it as a hurricane approaches as well as during and after the event, click here.

National Hurricane Center: Key messages, advisories, and forecasts maps, click here.

FEMA Mobile App: Get real-time alerts from the National Weather Services and emergency tips as well as locations of emergency shelters and disaster recovery centers with the FEMA Mobile App, click here.

SNAP Benefits: Updates and information regarding SNAP benefits will be posted on the Florida Department of Children and Families ACCESS website, click here.

Florida Division of Emergency Management: After a disaster, the division conducts damage assessment surveys and advises the Governor on whether to declare an emergency and seek federal relief funds, click here.