The FEMA site shows that disasters come in many shapes and sizes. Some are predictable – like a hurricane. Some, like a tornado, are not. Learning about the different kinds of disasters helps everyone become better prepared. Learn the best way to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe, as you do what you like to do best – have fun!

Find out about disaster kits and learn what you need before the danger happens. Discover what you might feel during and after such an incident. Read stories from other young people your age who have been through a disaster, or tell your own story. FEMA for Kids is a tool for recovery as well as preparedness. There are even resources for parents and teachers. They can get great curriculum or safety information that can be used in the classroom or at home.

Disasters aren't fun, but learning about them can be. Plus, there's that cool certificate to hang on your wall. Give it a try, kids. Mom and dad can try too. You're never too old to be a kid – a Disaster Action Kid!

Additional information on how anyone can be prepared for an emergency is available at

FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.