Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ReadyWisconsin Campaign?
In February 2003 the US Department of Homeland Security launched the Ready campaign. It is a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural and technological disasters and potential terrorist attacks. The goal of the national campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. ReadyWisconsin is our stateís counterpart to the national campaign.
Where is ReadyWisconsin coming from?
The ReadyWisconsin campaign, launched in September 2008, is a joint initiative of Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Citizen Corps. It is funded by US Department of Homeland Security.
What does ReadyWisconsin include?
The project localizes the citizen preparedness message with information, materials and resources customized to Wisconsinís state, regional and local emergency preparedness landscape. ReadyWisconsin asks individuals to do four key things:
In addition to customizing existing Ready materials, ReadyWisconsin creates an abundance of new materials such as:
Can I print and distribute the materials located on the website?
Absolutely. Any individual or organization can use them freely.
Can ReadyWisconsin materials be customized?
Yes, under three conditions:
How can I stay informed when new information, materials and resources become available from ReadyWisconsin?
ReadyWisconsin has an RSS Feed function under development that will soon be ready to use. All you need do is subscribe to the feed to get all the notices and press releases that we distribute. For further information, please go to our press room.
How can individuals and organizations get involved in supporting ReadyWisconsin?
We have three recommendations:
Please follow the recommendations listed here or you run the risk that first responders will not be able to use your support in a timely manner.
Who do I contact for further information?
Who do I contact for a speaker?