This topic introduces cadets to the wider topic of emergencies and how to respond to them.
On completion cadets will understand:
what an emergency is
the way an emergency situation can develop in a range of different settings
why and how people around the world prepare for emergencies
how they, and their families can be better prepared for an emergency in the home, at school or in other situation
Group room or classroom
1 to 6 x 30 minute blocks.
You will need access to the Red Cross website.
Activity 1: Icebreaker
Activity 2: What is an Emergency?
In groups of 3-6 create a large Venn diagram to separate different photos into emergency or not emergency. You will find the Venn diagram PDF, the and the photos ready for
Activity 3: Understanding Risk
This explores times when the phrase 'it will end in tears' comes true. It then moves towards understanding risk: what makes a situation serious or unsafe?
Activity 4: Mapping Disasters
In this activity you will explore emergency situations and how to respond to them. You need the emergency cards for this.
Activity 5: Taking Action
Looking at this wildfires preparation plan, the group will make up a plan for how they would prepare for a fire (or another emergency) that they might experience.
A good follow-up would be a talk from other emergency services such as Fire Brigade and Ambulance Services.Similarly you can invite someone from your local Red Cross centre.