Event teaches children natural disaster safety

"Disasters Happen: Are You Ready?" gave children the chance to learn and prepare for situations if they were put in danger.

Posted: Mar 10, 2018 5:37 PM
Updated: Mar 10, 2018 6:24 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Children spent the day at Imagination Station learning the importance of what to do during a natural disaster.

The event "Disasters Happen: Are You Ready?" gave children the chance to learn and prepare for situations if they were put in danger.

A mobile radar, Doppler on Wheels, was one of the few exhibits people could learn about. DOW is part of a National Science Foundation program and provides instruments to educational institutions for limited periods of time.

Ryley Nern said there are many ways kids can learn from this event in case they are ever in these situations.

"The theme is natural disasters so there's a lot of earthquake stations and tornados," Nern said. "There's a lockbox where you have to look at posters and to see what to do in disasters."

Children were also able to explore the inside of an ambulance and what happens during an emergency.

Kale Fisher works with Spirit EMS and said letting kids see the inside of the ambulance can help ease their nerves.

"We're just wanting to share with the community and get them familiar with an ambulance so if they ever had to be in an ambulance, they could be comfortable and know what to do," Fisher said.

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