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2021-2022 STEP registration now open

The Michigan State Police is excited to announce that registration is now open for the Student Tools for Emergency Planning program (STEP).

The STEP program provides teachers with emergency preparedness materials at no cost to the school, including instructor guides, copies of student handouts, and starter emergency supply kits for each student. The basic lesson includes an hour of instruction, but educators have the option to expand the lesson to include eight hours of material. The STEP curriculum can be taught by teachers, school officials, first responders, or volunteers.

New for 2021: FEMA has updated the curriculum. Included are three core lessons that can be taught in as little as 30 minutes. Educators can also incorporate five supplemental lessons on specific disasters–severe weather, earthquake, fire, flood, and pandemic emergencies. A series of YouTube videos for kids, called Disaster Dodgers, helps introduce each concept, and an activity book offers 18 activities to reinforce ideas and jumpstart creativity.

Complete and submit the registration form by Nov. 12. Both the new curriculum and old curriculum will be available for you to chose from.

If you have any questions about this free preparedness program, please contact Ms. Jane Troutman at msp-miready@michigan.gov

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