P.S. 105 students learn disaster preparedness with Red Cross Pillowcase Project

A Borough Park school is preparing students for natural disasters with help from the American Red Cross. A Borough Park school is preparing students for natural disasters with help from the American Red Cross.
BOROUGH PARK -

A Borough Park school is preparing students for natural disasters with help from the American Red Cross.

The Pillowcase Project teaches students in grades three through five how to handle hurricanes, so-called superstorms and fires at home.

At P.S. 105, Red Cross volunteers answered children's questions and showed them how to prepare for and respond to emergency situations.

One tip they were told is to feel doorknobs in fire situations with the back of their hands, where a burn would hurt less and be less likely to disable the hand.

They were also given pillowcases to take home in order to pack their own emergency kits.

  • Brooklyn EducationEducationMore>>

  • Brooklyn Public Library hosts ‘90s-themed party

    Brooklyn Public Library hosts ‘90s-themed party

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:53:40 GMT
    A '90s-themed party planned entirely by teens took over a public library main branch Saturday.A '90s-themed party planned entirely by teens took over a public library main branch Saturday.
    A '90s-themed party planned entirely by teens took over a public library main branch Saturday.A '90s-themed party planned entirely by teens took over a public library main branch Saturday.

    A '90s-themed party planned entirely by teens took over a public library main branch Saturday in Prospect Heights. 

    A '90s-themed party planned entirely by teens took over a public library main branch Saturday in Prospect Heights. 

  • Cool at School: Kindergarteners learn to code

    Cool at School: Kindergarteners learn to code

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-04-18 11:30:38 GMT

    Kindergarteners in Brooklyn are learning to code. 

    Kindergarteners in Brooklyn are learning to code. 

  • Popular Brooklyn after-school program in jeopardy

    Popular Brooklyn after-school program in jeopardy

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:23:11 GMT
    A popular after-school program in Bed-Stuy is in jeopardy if the Department of Education decides to make way for a charter school.A popular after-school program in Bed-Stuy is in jeopardy if the Department of Education decides to make way for a charter school.
    A popular after-school program in Bed-Stuy is in jeopardy if the Department of Education decides to make way for a charter school.A popular after-school program in Bed-Stuy is in jeopardy if the Department of Education decides to make way for a charter school.

    A popular after-school program in Bed-Stuy is in jeopardy if the Department of Education decides to make way for a charter school.

    A popular after-school program in Bed-Stuy is in jeopardy if the Department of Education decides to make way for a charter school.

  • Brooklyn Top StoriesBrooklyn Top StoriesMore>>

  • Smoke shop assault victim speaks out after robbery

    Smoke shop assault victim speaks out after robbery

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-04-25 11:18:16 GMT

    A man is accused of assaulting and robbing a smoke shop employee in Brooklyn. 

    A man is accused of assaulting and robbing a smoke shop employee in Brooklyn. 

  • Instagram video shows dog attacking woman on NYC subway

    Instagram video shows dog attacking woman on NYC subway

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:06 AM EDT2018-04-25 10:06:30 GMT

    Police are investigating a video of a pit bull attacking a woman on a Manhattan 4 train. 

    Police are investigating a video of a pit bull attacking a woman on a Manhattan 4 train. 

  • Business Briefs: Facebook, Uber, Gmail

    Business Briefs: Facebook, Uber, Gmail

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:04:48 GMT
    Facebook will face investors today after the closing bell, when it releases its earnings for the last quarter. Uber's first diversity report since CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took over shows a two percent increase in the number of female employees. Google is laFacebook will face investors today after the closing bell, when it releases its earnings for the last quarter. Uber's first diversity report since CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took over shows a two percent increase in the number of female employees. Google is la
    Facebook will face investors today after the closing bell, when it releases its earnings for the last quarter. Uber's first diversity report since CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took over shows a two percent increase in the number of female employees. Google is laFacebook will face investors today after the closing bell, when it releases its earnings for the last quarter. Uber's first diversity report since CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took over shows a two percent increase in the number of female employees. Google is la

    Facebook will face investors today after the closing bell, when it releases its earnings for the last quarter. Uber's first diversity report since CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took over shows a two percent increase in the number of female employees. Google is launching a redesign of its Gmail web interface worldwide.

    Facebook will face investors today after the closing bell, when it releases its earnings for the last quarter. Uber's first diversity report since CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took over shows a two percent increase in the number of female employees. Google is launching a redesign of its Gmail web interface worldwide.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."