Sarah Thompson

Articles Written By: Sarah Thompson

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Sarah Thompson is the Director of U.S. Preparedness for Save the Children, helping families and communities prepare for emergencies through the Get Ready. Get Safe. initiative. Additionally, Sarah is the lead author of the organization’s Prep Rally curriculum, an emergency preparedness program that helps elementary-aged children and their families learn the basics of preparing for disasters. She holds a master’s degree in health communications from Johns Hopkins University.

How to Talk to Your Kids About First Responders

During an emergency, it’s important for children to understand there are caring adults who will help keep them safe.
Father reading a book about natural disasters to his daughter

Using Books to Teach Your Child About Natural Disasters

Natural disasters can be scary topics for young children, but reading together about these events in books is a great (and less-frightening) way to discuss…
Mother ensuring her daughter's gloves and coat are snug

5 Important Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us and is likely to be filled with festive events, tasty holiday treats and special time with friends and family.…
A firefighter interacts with a group of students

10 Valuable Fire Safety Tips for Your Family

Fire is one of the most common types of disasters, with more than 2,500 people killed and 12,600 injured in home fires in the United…
Primrose puppets hold an ICE contact card, emergency maze game and an emergency supplies backpack

You’re Prep Step Prepared!

If you’ve been following along this week, you did it – you’re Prep Step prepared! Congratulations on completing the three Prep Steps to get your…
Mother and daughter play an emergency preparedness card game

Prep Step #3: Pack a Disaster Supplies Kit

We’ve teamed up with our national partner, Save The Children®, on its Get Ready. Get Safe. initiative to help families become more prepared for emergencies.…
Father playfully explains an emergency to his young daughter

Prep Step #2: Create a Family Emergency Plan

We’ve teamed up with our national partner, Save The Children®, on its Get Ready. Get Safe. initiative to help families become more prepared for emergencies.…
Mom helps her young child complete a printable safety activity

Prep Step #1: Know Your Emergency Contacts

We’ve teamed up with our national partner, Save The Children®, on its Get Ready. Get Safe. initiative to help families become more prepared for emergencies.…
Man sits on playground slide, holding hands with son and talking to him about safety

Simple Steps to Teach Your Preschooler Safety Skills

“Disaster” and “emergency” are two scary words for parents. The thought of our children experiencing either situation is enough to make us want to ignore…
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