Resources for Kids & Educators

Being aware of emergency preparedness can start early. The Office of Emergency Management has created several tools for kids and educators to teach children about what to do in an emergency and how to plan ahead with their families.


Childrens' Disaster Preparedness Books

The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management has developed children’s books featuring Tommy the Turtle to educate kids on disaster preparedness. These books urge them to be prepared and spark communication among families to plan for emergencies.


Ordering Details

To order books for your classroom, students, library, etc., please click here

Other states can purchase the books with their own state’s contact information and logo.  Additional set up and shipping costs apply.  Contact us for more information about customizing the book series for your state.

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Tommy the Turtle

Tommy the Turtle can come to your community, school, or classroom for a visit!  Click here to learn more.

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