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For more information, contact: Jessica Erickson, AT&T 608-692-5340 (cell) <a href=jessica.erickson@att.com Wales Elementary 5 Graders Learn How to Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies STEP Program Teaches Students How to Assemble Emergency Kit and Develop an Emergency Plan with Their Families WALES, Friday, May 1, 2015 — With severe weather season in full swing, over 40 fifth graders at Wales Elementary School learned today how to be prepared to respond in the e vent of a disaster or emergency. The students are participating in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program . The statewide program teaches fifth graders how to be prepared for various disasters and emergencies, how to assemble an emergency kit, and how to develop an emergency plan with their families. “We believe the STEP program is very important to teach to our students because emergencies and disasters can happen at any time to anyone,” said Principal Chris Otto. “We’re excited to teach this program again this year and help give our students the tools and knowledge th ey need to have confidence in an emergency situation.” This is the fifth year that STEP is being offered to schools in Wisconsin. This year, the STEP program is supported by a $13,000 AT&T Innovation & Investment Award, as well as an educational grant from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. During today’s assembly, students heard from officials from Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), AT&T and Waukesha County Emergency Management, as well as State Rep. Adam Neylon, about actions they can take to be prepared in an emergency or disaster situation. “When disaster strikes, it is critical that our communities, including our young people, know how to respond and act quickly,” said Rep. Neylon. “The STEP program is great because it not only teaches students how to prepare for emergencies, but it also encourages them to share that information with their families.” Nearly 125 schools from across Wisconsin are participating in the STEP program this spring. To view the list of participating schools by county, please visit http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/STEP/STEP_2014-15_County.pdf " id="pdf-obj-0-2" src="pdf-obj-0-2.jpg">
For more information, contact: Jessica Erickson, AT&T 608-692-5340 (cell) <a href=jessica.erickson@att.com Wales Elementary 5 Graders Learn How to Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies STEP Program Teaches Students How to Assemble Emergency Kit and Develop an Emergency Plan with Their Families WALES, Friday, May 1, 2015 — With severe weather season in full swing, over 40 fifth graders at Wales Elementary School learned today how to be prepared to respond in the e vent of a disaster or emergency. The students are participating in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program . The statewide program teaches fifth graders how to be prepared for various disasters and emergencies, how to assemble an emergency kit, and how to develop an emergency plan with their families. “We believe the STEP program is very important to teach to our students because emergencies and disasters can happen at any time to anyone,” said Principal Chris Otto. “We’re excited to teach this program again this year and help give our students the tools and knowledge th ey need to have confidence in an emergency situation.” This is the fifth year that STEP is being offered to schools in Wisconsin. This year, the STEP program is supported by a $13,000 AT&T Innovation & Investment Award, as well as an educational grant from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. During today’s assembly, students heard from officials from Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), AT&T and Waukesha County Emergency Management, as well as State Rep. Adam Neylon, about actions they can take to be prepared in an emergency or disaster situation. “When disaster strikes, it is critical that our communities, including our young people, know how to respond and act quickly,” said Rep. Neylon. “The STEP program is great because it not only teaches students how to prepare for emergencies, but it also encourages them to share that information with their families.” Nearly 125 schools from across Wisconsin are participating in the STEP program this spring. To view the list of participating schools by county, please visit http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/STEP/STEP_2014-15_County.pdf " id="pdf-obj-0-4" src="pdf-obj-0-4.jpg">
For more information, contact: Jessica Erickson, AT&T 608-692-5340 (cell) <a href=jessica.erickson@att.com Wales Elementary 5 Graders Learn How to Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies STEP Program Teaches Students How to Assemble Emergency Kit and Develop an Emergency Plan with Their Families WALES, Friday, May 1, 2015 — With severe weather season in full swing, over 40 fifth graders at Wales Elementary School learned today how to be prepared to respond in the e vent of a disaster or emergency. The students are participating in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program . The statewide program teaches fifth graders how to be prepared for various disasters and emergencies, how to assemble an emergency kit, and how to develop an emergency plan with their families. “We believe the STEP program is very important to teach to our students because emergencies and disasters can happen at any time to anyone,” said Principal Chris Otto. “We’re excited to teach this program again this year and help give our students the tools and knowledge th ey need to have confidence in an emergency situation.” This is the fifth year that STEP is being offered to schools in Wisconsin. This year, the STEP program is supported by a $13,000 AT&T Innovation & Investment Award, as well as an educational grant from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. During today’s assembly, students heard from officials from Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), AT&T and Waukesha County Emergency Management, as well as State Rep. Adam Neylon, about actions they can take to be prepared in an emergency or disaster situation. “When disaster strikes, it is critical that our communities, including our young people, know how to respond and act quickly,” said Rep. Neylon. “The STEP program is great because it not only teaches students how to prepare for emergencies, but it also encourages them to share that information with their families.” Nearly 125 schools from across Wisconsin are participating in the STEP program this spring. To view the list of participating schools by county, please visit http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/STEP/STEP_2014-15_County.pdf " id="pdf-obj-0-6" src="pdf-obj-0-6.jpg">
For more information, contact: Jessica Erickson, AT&T 608-692-5340 (cell) <a href=jessica.erickson@att.com Wales Elementary 5 Graders Learn How to Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies STEP Program Teaches Students How to Assemble Emergency Kit and Develop an Emergency Plan with Their Families WALES, Friday, May 1, 2015 — With severe weather season in full swing, over 40 fifth graders at Wales Elementary School learned today how to be prepared to respond in the e vent of a disaster or emergency. The students are participating in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program . The statewide program teaches fifth graders how to be prepared for various disasters and emergencies, how to assemble an emergency kit, and how to develop an emergency plan with their families. “We believe the STEP program is very important to teach to our students because emergencies and disasters can happen at any time to anyone,” said Principal Chris Otto. “We’re excited to teach this program again this year and help give our students the tools and knowledge th ey need to have confidence in an emergency situation.” This is the fifth year that STEP is being offered to schools in Wisconsin. This year, the STEP program is supported by a $13,000 AT&T Innovation & Investment Award, as well as an educational grant from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. During today’s assembly, students heard from officials from Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), AT&T and Waukesha County Emergency Management, as well as State Rep. Adam Neylon, about actions they can take to be prepared in an emergency or disaster situation. “When disaster strikes, it is critical that our communities, including our young people, know how to respond and act quickly,” said Rep. Neylon. “The STEP program is great because it not only teaches students how to prepare for emergencies, but it also encourages them to share that information with their families.” Nearly 125 schools from across Wisconsin are participating in the STEP program this spring. To view the list of participating schools by county, please visit http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/STEP/STEP_2014-15_County.pdf " id="pdf-obj-0-8" src="pdf-obj-0-8.jpg">

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Wales Elementary 5 th Graders Learn How to Be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

STEP Program Teaches Students How to Assemble Emergency Kit and Develop an Emergency Plan with Their Families

WALES, Friday, May 1, 2015 — With severe weather season in full swing, over 40 fifth graders at Wales Elementary School learned today how to be prepared to respond in the e vent of a disaster or emergency.

The students are participating in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program . The statewide program teaches fifth graders how to be prepared for various disasters and emergencies, how to assemble an emergency kit, and how to develop an emergency plan with their families.

“We believe the STEP program is very important to teach to our students because emergencies and disasters can happen at any time to anyone,” said Principal Chris Otto. “We’re excited to teach this program again this year and help give our students the tools and knowledge th ey need to have confidence in an emergency situation.”

This is the fifth year that STEP is being offered to schools in Wisconsin. This year, the STEP program is supported by a $13,000 AT&T Innovation & Investment Award, as well as an educational grant from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation.

During today’s assembly, students heard from officials from Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), AT&T and Waukesha County Emergency Management, as well as State Rep. Adam Neylon, about actions they can take to be prepared in an emergency or disaster situation.

“When disaster strikes, it is critical that our communities, including our young people, know how to respond and act quickly,” said Rep. Neylon. “The STEP program is great because it not only teaches students how to prepare for emergencies, but it also encourages them to share that information with their families.”

Nearly 125 schools from across Wisconsin are participating in the STEP program this spring. To view the list of participating schools by county, please visit http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/STEP/STEP_2014-15_County.pdf

This is the third year that the STEP program has been financially supported by AT&T, with donations totaling $43,000. AT&T has a long- standing commitment to disaster preparedness and business continuity, and is the first company in the nation to earn U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certification for disaster preparedness.

“We know how critical it is to be ready and prepared to respond in the event of a disaster or emergency,” said Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. “Not only are we proud that our network operations are state-of-the-art when it comes to performing both during and after a disaster, but we are also proud to help prepare Wisconsin families to respond to emergencies through our support of the STEP program.”

The STEP program provides teachers with all materials to teach the curriculum at no cost to th e schools, including instructor guides, DVDs and copies of student handouts. All students participating in the program also receive an emergency kit to take home, which includes a flashlight, first aid kit and emergency blanket. The basic lesson is only one hour of instruction, but teachers can expand the lessons to cover eight hours of materials.

For more information on STEP, please visit http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/step/ .

The AT&T Wisconsin Innovation & Investment Award program provides funding to local organizations and programs that improve the community by advancing education, enhancing the environment, promoting economic development, or delivering other community services.

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