June 19, 2010
Legacy Interactive has announced plans to create a web-based game designed to teach kids how to prepare for hazards and emergencies.
Disaster Hero is being developed in conjunction with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and, in turn, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), under which FEMA operates. Due out sometime in 2011, the game promises to “focus on what to do before, during and after a disaster,” with an emphasis on “getting an emergency kit, having an emergency plan and being informed.”
ACEP President Dr. Angela Gardner added, “This project to develop an educational program for children using a game platform will be a unique approach to teaching kids to have an active role in home disaster planning.”
This article was posted: Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 11:33 am