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 state’s 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 Wisconsin’s state, regional and local emergency preparedness landscape. ReadyWisconsin asks individuals to do four key things: • Get an emergency supply kit • Make a family emergency plan • Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses • Get involved in emergency preparedness and response in their own communities
In addition to customizing existing Ready materials, ReadyWisconsin creates an abundance of new materials such as: • Hazard-specific fact sheets for both adults and children, with puzzles, games and other original materials • Localized hazard-specific public service announcements • Posters
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: • If you want to use the content as is and simply add your organization’s logo, we’ll simply send you an editable file in Microsoft Publisher format. • If you plan to keep the ReadyWisconsin logo, but further edit the content, then you must have the draft document approved by the state ReadyWisconsin coordinator before you publish it. • If you want to edit the content and do not intend to keep the ReadyWisconsin logo, then you are free to use and edit the content in any way you wish without further approval.
How can I stay informed when new information, materials and resources become available from ReadyWisconsin?
ReadyWisconsin provides email updates when news releases are issued. You can sign up for them here. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates and daily safety tips directly in your feed.
How can individuals and organizations get involved in supporting ReadyWisconsin?
Contact an existing local organization that has a role in emergency preparedness or contact your county emergency management director to see what needs the county may have for your services. For a list of county emergency management directors refer to the Wisconsin Emergency Management website.
Who do I contact for further information?
Wisconsin Emergency Management email@example.com 2400 Wright St. Madison, WI 53704 Phone: 608.242.3211 Fax: 608.242.3247
Who do I contact for a speaker?
ReadyWisconsin Coordinator Wisconsin Emergency Management firstname.lastname@example.org 2400 Wright St. Madison, WI 53704 Phone: 608.242.3211 Fax: 608.242.3247