COPE Books for Children: Wildfires

Submitted by Christine Messervy | published 29th Apr 2022 | last updated 22nd Aug 2022
COPE Wildfires - Be ready to go!
Cover of the Wildfires book


The COPE squad, Candy, Ollie, Ping and Eddy are a team of disaster risk reduction agents travelling all over the world to teach children how to be ready and prepared for natural hazards and disasters. Make the difference, be ready!

Join the COPE squad on another Disaster Risk Reduction adventure. This time they will travel to Pretoria, South Africa, to meet experts and learn all about wildfires. Wildfires are likely to increase in frequency with climate change and will important to consider with adaptation. The COPE Squad has to put their training to good use when called to San Francisco to help with a real Wildfire. 

This weADAPT case study is an abridged version of the original text, which can be downloaded from the right-hand column. Please access the original text for more detail, research purposes, full references, or to quote text. 

The COPE Squad explains what to do after a wildfire. Image credit: Martha Keswick, Mariko Jesse, Timothy Sim.


About this book

According to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, children have a vital role in strengthening community resilience. COPE books have been developed in response to that call to empower children.

This child-friendly booklet is for kids 6-12 years old to generate drought awareness through animated characters and simple but strong messages.

COPE is a series of illustrated, not for profit storybooks created in 2018 by author Martha Keswick, award-winning illustrator Mariko Jesse and global disaster risk reduction expert Dr Timothy Sim.

For more information about COPE Disaster Champions contact:
Christine Messervy 
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