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Put the Home Safety Councils teaching tools to use in your classroom

Get Ready with Freddie!

Help Elementary Students and their Families Prepare for Unexpected Emergencies

Use the popular Get Ready with Freddie! program to help children in your community learn how to work with their families to prepare for unexpected emergencies. Produced by HSC in partnership with the leading education publisher, Weekly Reader, Get Ready with Freddie! has already been distributed to more than 75,000 classrooms nationwide, free of charge.

In late August 2007, HSC distributed the program to every U.S. elementary school with a third or fourth grade classroom, reaching 13 million teachers, students and their families.

The program features Freddie Flashlight, the long-time sidekick of the Home Safety Council's mascot, Rover the Home Safety Hound. Freddie takes center stage in this program, focusing on emergency preparedness. Students will join Freddie to develop a communications plan and assemble "Ready-to-Go" and "Ready-to-Stay" preparedness kits for their homes.

Focus on Family Readiness with Free Downloads

Download these free materials to use in your teaching activities:

HSC urges educators to download and customize this evaluation form to help you measure your local outreach efforts and success. Remember to fill in your local contact information at the bottom of the form before sending it to teachers/administrators.

These new tools are the latest classroom materials prepared by the Home Safety Council to help teachers educate students on how to prevent serious injuries in and around the home. The materials were developed thanks to the generous support of Lowe's and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA.

Teachers can also visit www.homesafetycouncil.org/teacher to download free home safety resources for their classrooms. Major funding for this program was provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA.

HSC gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations in delivering the Get Ready with Freddie! program to communities and families across America:

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