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Ten Days Left to Apply for FEMA Region 10 Youth Preparedness Camp

Release date: 
January 9, 2020
Release Number: 
FEMA NR-R10-20-01

BOTHELL, Wash. – The deadline for students to apply for FEMA Region 10’s Youth Preparedness Camp is just 10 days away. Applications are being accepted through January 19.

An adult leans over two youth who are helping a peer laying on the ground simulating a neck injury. One youth holds the injured's head in place while the other holds a neck brace, ready to place it.
Two youth learn how to carefully put on a neck brace onto a peer simulating a neck injury. The simulation was part of a Youth Preparedness Summer Camp where forty youth from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington learned emergency management basics to be able to help their communities in times of need. Download Original

This July FEMA will bring 40 students to our six-day, five-night preparedness camp just outside Anchorage, Alaska. Students ages 14 to 17 in our Region 10 states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are eligible to apply for the all-expense-paid camp.

FEMA urges students who may be interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to check out the application information and requirements now at www.fema.gov/YouthPrep. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Hosted and staffed by camp and emergency management professionals, the camp will teach students how to safely assist in the immediate aftermath of a disaster when a professional response may be delayed or limited. Youth participants will also identify and develop a concept for a school-year project to utilize the skills they developed during the camp to improve preparedness in their communities.

Further information regarding the camp is available from FEMA Region 10 Individual and Community Preparedness staff at fema-r10-youthprepcamp@fema.dhs.gov or 425-487-4943.

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Last Updated: 
January 9, 2020 - 14:12