Fifth grade students across Wisconsin are learning to be ready for disasters and emergencies through a new program.
STEP (Student Tools for Emergency Planning) 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.
Wisconsin was the first state in the Midwest to launch the STEP program during the 2010-11 school year. It was an overwhelming success. More than 6000 students took part in STEP during the 2011-12 school year, and more than 8000 last year. The program was developed by teachers for teachers and is offered to schools at no cost.
STEP is sponsored by AT&T; Wisconsin Emergency Management; the Department of Public Instruction; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Schools - STEP Registration
Department of Public Instruction Supports STEP (pdf)
Lt. Gov Joins AT&T in Announcing $15,000 Award to Support STEP Program (pdf)
Students learn what to do in case of an emergency (WEAU.com)
STEP Brochure (pdf)
RIEMA STEP website
AT&T awards $15K to program teaching kids disaster preparation
STEP Kickoff 2013-14
STEP in action in Wisconsin
Teacher Mark Getz joins Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, AT&T Wisconsin President Scott VanderSanden and Lt. Gov Rebecca Kleefisch hold check of $15,000 from AT&T for the STEP program.
5th Graders at Middleton West Elementary ask Lt. Gov Rebecca Kleefisch to sign their STEP shirts.
STEP 2013-14 Kickoff at West Middleton Elementary.
Support for STEP from AT&T
STEP in action 2012
STEP students at Wonewoc-Center Elementary show off their emergency backpack.
Keller Elementary in Green Bay
Roosevelt Elementary in Oshkosh
West Middleton 5th graders
Johnson Creek Elementary (Mrs. Scheibel's Class)
Johnson Creek Elementary (Dustin Nimmer and Nick Hoffman make emergency plans)
Johnson Creek Elementary (Mr. Brocket's Class)