SEATTLE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is inviting youth from 8th - 12th grade to apply to take part in FEMA's first summer camp. The camp will teach youth how to respond in the aftermath of an emergency. Participants will learn skills they'll use to develop a project to improve their community's disaster preparedness at the end of the camp. FEMA Community Preparedness Officer Ilyssa Plumer and Region 10 Youth Preparedness Council Member Ritusha Samal join New Day Northwest to talk about this exciting opportunity for kids in Washington.
Applications are accepted until March 15. The camp runs from August 18-23 in Stanwood, Washington.
If you are interested in learning how to better prepare for a major disaster, follow FEMA's tips like packing emergency survival kits that will last you two weeks after a major disaster, signing up for emergency alerts on your phone, plan and practice with your family and neighbors and stay up to date on your evacuation routes.