Resolve to Be Ready 2014

Resolve to be Ready. #Prepared2012 - Ad Council, Ready and FEMA

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This year's Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on 'Family Connection' to reinforce the importance of parents including their children in preparedness conversations in advance of potential disasters. The Ready campaign makes an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by recommending families consider these three ideas when making a plan: who to call, where to meet and what to pack.

The campaign includes age-appropriate tools and resources to introduce conversations about disaster preparedness to children on, including a downloadable family emergency plan, emergency kit checklists and guidelines on how to make preparedness a year-round family activity. Check out the materials that you can use in your community to get families prepared in 2014.

  • Preparedness social media messages
  • #Prepared2014 Thunderclap message
  • Ready Kids public service announcement and emergency preparedness videos
  • Downloadable family emergency plan templates, emergency kit checklists, and disaster fact sheets for kids
  • Facebook cover photo, banner, and square graphic
  • Learn about these tools in Spanish: Propóngase estar listo en el año 2014

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Thunderclap by DE-DE Group, LLC

Roughly half of all Americans make New Year's resolutions. In 2014, FEMA and the Ad Council are encouraging them to Resolve to be Ready for potential emergencies by committing to make preparedness a year-round family activity.

We've enlisted the platform Thunderclap to reach as many people as possible with the #Prepared2014 message. Please help us by adding your support and promoting #Prepared2014 to your social media communities.

Here's how:

  • Join our Thunderclap message and share a New Year's resolution of preparedness with your followers. How does Thunderclap work? Once you sign up, Thunderclap will sync your social media accounts to release an automatic Facebook post, Tweet or both on January, 1, 2014 at 12:30 PM reminding your friends and followers to make a family emergency plan.
  • Use #Prepared2014 in your social media messaging throughout 2014 to remind friends and followers to be prepared for emergencies all year long.
  • Share preparedness messaging from the Ready Facebook and Twitter feeds.


  • Winging it is not an emergency plan. I resolve to make sure my family is #Prepared2014. (Sign up to have this message automatically sent to followers and friends on the New Year's)
  • Where is your family meeting spot during an emergency? Make a plan: #Prepared2014
  • Don't wing it in 2014. Make sure your family has an emergency plan: #Prepared2014 [consider attaching an image]
  • Who to call. Where to meet. What to pack. Resolve to make a family emergency plan this New Year. Be #Prepared2014 [insert Resolve to Be Ready Photo ]
  • If your disaster plan involves flying by the seat of your pants, it's time to rethink: #Prepared2014
  • Who to call. Where to meet. What to pack. Make a family emergency plan this New Year. Be #Prepared2014

Planning Templates

Disasters and emergencies can occur at any time and your family may not be together. Power may be lost and cell phones may not work. Do you and your kids have contact phone numbers memorized or written down and available in your kid's backpacks or your wallet? Do you have an alternate plan to connect with family and friends? Do you know how to contact your children's school in the event of an emergency?

Call a family meeting and make a communication plan:


Use the official Resolve to Be Ready web banner, Facebook cover photo, or square graphic to promote emergency preparedness.

Visit the FEMA library to download the official Resolve to Be Ready graphics.

Last updated: 12/24/2013 - 04:56 PM