Master of Disaster Youth Preparedness Education

An illustration of a flood and wildfire with the Master of Disaster Logo

Master of Disaster is a free, pre-packaged program designed to help young people learn about emergency preparedness. The program teaches youth in grades 5-8 about the hazards in B.C., how they can get themselves and their homes prepared and how they can help others during a disaster.

Master of Disaster Classroom Kit

The Master of Disaster classroom kit includes the following two workbooks for each student:

  1. Preparing for Disasters Student Workbook
  2. Home Emergency Plan Household Preparedness Workbook

Each classroom kit also includes starter emergency kit items for each student—like flashlights, whistles, and emergency blankets—as well as a branded folder and cinch sac for each student to help keep everything organized. You’ll also receive a Teaching Guide (PDF, 1.8MB) that includes lesson plans for each part of the program, defines the key learning outcomes, illustrates how the program aligns with the B.C. curriculum and describes fun activity ideas to enhance the lesson.

Order Your Free, Printed Classroom Kit

If you prefer, you can also download and print the lesson materials yourself.

Preparing for Disasters Student Workbook

The Preparing for Disasters Student Workbook (PDF, 3MB) is a colourful, easy to use workbook divided into three parts:

  • Part 1 introduces the top 10 hazards in B.C., including increasingly relevant emergencies like wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis.
  • Part 2 outlines how to build an emergency kit and a grab-and-go bag and how to create an emergency plan at home.
  • Part 3 invites students to consider their community’s strengths, their personal strengths and the importance of helping others during a disaster.

Home Emergency Plan Household Preparedness Workbook

The Home Emergency Plan Household Preparedness Workbook (PDF, 1.2MB) is designed to be completed at home as a collaborative effort between students and the adults they live with. The workbook is divided into two parts:

  • Part 1 is a Communication Plan, encouraging households to document crucial contact details that may prove useful during a disaster. This includes emergency contacts, medical information, school and workplace information, insurance information, and healthcare information.
  • Part 2 is a Home Preparedness Plan, inviting households to build an emergency kit for their home and grab-and-go bags for each person living in their home. This plan also asks households to identify and label utility shut-offs within their home and to select emergency meeting places both within their community and outside their community. The Home Emergency Plan is meant to be kept at home, with the household’s emergency kit.