There is a long list of benefits associated with offering emergency management and disaster preparedness training to teens within a community.
The biggest benefit will be to the community itself. More young residents can be involved in keeping the place that they live safe, and this can help reduce crime rates in the future. It can also benefit the community by giving emergency responders like fire fighters and police officers a hand during chaotic times where there are not enough to do everything.
Bigger Role & Fulfillment
For the teenager, completing training helps them play a bigger role and feel more fulfilled. They will develop skills they’ll use now and for the rest of their life. Those who find a passion in disaster preparedness and response can use their training to pursue a career in a related field like emergency management or law enforcement.