News

We’re Not Ready – Lack of Disaster Preparedness Puts Children At Risk

Although children makeup a quarter of America’s population, only 25 percent of emergency medical services (EMS) agencies and 6 percent of hospital emergency departments have the supplies and equipment to treat children, leading children’s advocates and disaster-preparedness experts to call for more funding and stronger policies.  Download the official 2010 statement by the National Commission on Children and Disasters. 11/02/2010