Friday, February 27, 2015

Preparedness Dog Brings Message to Students

Fred the Preparedness Dog visited gifted students at Linn Education Center recently to raise awareness for family and pet preparedness in all types of emergencies. Led by his human, Michael McNulty, Fred travels to many schools and community events each year to educate kids age 5-12 about items needed for an emergency kit and to think about their pets in emergency situations.

McNulty works for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and, thanks to a grant from the Center... for Disease Control, he has been able to take Fred out to schools for almost two years now. According to McNulty, “(The students) really take the message home and they talk to mom and dad about Fred. We give them coloring books and stickers too, so hopefully they can get their families to make an emergency plan.” Thanks for visiting our students, Michael and Fred!