Wisconsin Emergency Management
 

STEP (Student Tools for Emergency Planning)

Fifth grade students across Wisconsin are learning to be ready for disasters and emergencies through STEP, Student Tools for Emergency Planning.

STEP is designed to teach students how to prepare for various emergencies including tornadoes, flooding and storms and encourages them to share the information with their families and to develop their own family emergency plan. Along with the knowledge, each student takes home a starter emergency kit.

More than 40,000 students across Wisconsin have taken part in STEP since the program’s launch during the 2010-11 school year.


2016 STEP School List

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For more information about registration and STEP, contact Tod Pritchard at 608-242-3324 or tod.pritchard@wisconsin.gov

NEWS RELEASE:

Area Students STEP Up Their Emergency Preparedness Ithaca and Richland Center schools have partnered with Richland County Emergency Management to bring emergency planning into the classroom. Ithaca’s 5th grade and Richland Center’s 6th grade students were invited to participate in the program sponsored by Wisconsin Emergency Management and AT&T. The program is free to the schools and provides life-saving information to the students.

The students are participating in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program for the first time. The statewide program teaches 5th graders how to be prepared for various emergencies and disasters, including tornadoes, flooding and storms. The program also shows students how to put together an emergency kit and develop an emergency plan with their families. Full Press Release

Verona school STEP event 2016 VERONA, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – Nearly two years after a tornado destroyed part of a Verona Area School District elementary school, nearly 75 5th graders at Sugar Creek Elementary School learned today how to be prepared to respond in the event of a disaster or emergency.

In the program, students learn about disasters and how they can help their family prepare for them. Students are provided the start to a family emergency plan that they can personalize for their home as well as a bag and flashlight to start a family emergency kit. Through these tools, students are able to help their families anticipate potential needs in an emergency and remove some of the fear and uncertainty that disasters often bring. Students are also able to ask questions and discuss their own experiences. Students are encouraged to continue this conversation with their families. Full Press Release

Bangor school STEP event 2016 BANGOR, Monday, April 11, 2016– As Wisconsin marks Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week this week, 75 fourth and fifth graders at Bangor Elementary School learned today how to be prepared to respond in the event of a disaster or emergency.

The students are participating in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program for the fourth year. The statewide program teaches 5th graders how to be prepared for various emergencies and disasters, including tornadoes, flooding and storms. The program also shows students how to put together an emergency kit and develop an emergency plan with their families. Full Press Release

Columbus school STEP event 2016 COLUMBUS, Thursday, March 17, 2016 – With severe weather season fast approaching, nearly 110 5th graders at Columbus Middle School learned today how to be prepared to respond in the event of a disaster or emergency.

The students are participating in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program for the first time. The statewide program teaches 5th graders how to be prepared for various emergencies and disasters, including tornadoes, flooding and storms. The program also shows students how to put together an emergency kit and develop an emergency plan with their families. Full Press Release

Johnson Creek STEP event 2016 JOHNSON CREEK, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - With severe weather season fast approaching, nearly 150 students at Johnson Creek Elementary School learned today how to be prepared to respond in the event of a disaster or emergency.

The students are participating in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program for the fourth year in a row. The statewide program teaches 5th graders how to be prepared for various emergencies and disasters, including tornadoes, flooding and storms. The program also shows students how to put together an emergency kit and develop an emergency plan with their families. Full Press Release

STEP Packing 2016 MADISON, WI, Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 11,000 students across Wisconsin will learn how to be ready for an emergency, thanks to the STEP program. STEP (Student Tools for Emergency Planning) is a turn-key classroom curriculum for teachers to prepare 5th graders for various emergencies and disasters, including tornadoes, flooding and storms. The program also shows students how to put together an emergency kit and develop an emergency plan. STEP is administered by the Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management.

STEP Packing 2016 More than 40 volunteers from the AT&T Pioneers, Wisconsin Emergency Management, and the Wisconsin National Guard assembled 11,000 starter emergency kits and other STEP materials which were sent out to 185 schools across the state. Major General Don Dunbar, Adjutant General and Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor, stopped by to thank the volunteers for their efforts. “Getting students excited about emergency preparedness is the goal of the STEP program,” said Maj. Gen. Dunbar. Full Press Release

STEP Program 2015 SUN PRAIRIE, Friday, December 18, 2015 - Students at Royal Oaks Elementary in Sun Prairie Learn How to be Prepared for Disasters & Emergencies;

AT&T Announces $15,000 Innovation Award to Help Continue STEP Program in Wisconsin

During a visit to Royal Oaks Elementary School today, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Major General Don Dunbar, Adjutant General and Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor announced the return of the STEP program to Wisconsin classrooms, thanks to a $15,000 donation from AT&T. The STEP Program stands for Student Tools for Emergency Planning, and teaches students how to prepare for disasters and react to emergencies. Full Press Release


STEP in action in Wisconsin






Student Tools for Emergency Planning

Support for STEP from AT&T
Support for STEP from AT&T

Also sponsored by a grant from the Wisconsin Wireless Association
Support for STEP from Wisconsin Wireless Association


STEP in action
Student Tools for Emergency Planning

STEP students at Wonewoc-Center Elementary show off their emergency backpack.


Student Tools for Emergency Planning

Keller Elementary in Green Bay


Roosevelt Elementary in Oshkosh


West Middleton Elementary

West Middleton 5th graders


Johnson Creek Elementary

Johnson Creek Elementary (Mrs. Scheibel's Class)


Johnson Creek Elementary

Johnson Creek Elementary (Dustin Nimmer and Nick Hoffman make emergency plans)


Johnson Creek Elementary

Johnson Creek Elementary (Mr. Brocket's Class)


 
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Wisconsin Emergency Management
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Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608.242.3000     Fax: 608.242.3247