Resolve to be Ready
As the New Year approaches, FEMA is reminding Americans to Resolve to be Ready in 2013.
Led by FEMA's Ready campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Ad Council, this year's emphasis includes integrating technology into individuals, families and businesses preparedness plans. A 2012 Nielson report revealed that nearly 55 percent of mobile phone owners in the United States own smartphones. As a simple resolution, Ready is asking all smartphone owners to turn the technology in their purses and pockets into a life-saving tool during and after an emergency or disaster.
Below are additional ways the Ready campaign recommends implementing technology into your emergency plans:
- Learn how to send updates via text and internet from your mobile phone to your contacts and social channels in case voice communications are not available;
- Store your important documents such as personal and financial records in the cloud, in a secure and remote area, or on a flash or jump drive that you can keep readily available so they can be accessed from anywhere; and
- Create an Emergency Information Document by using Ready's Family Emergency Plan template in Google Docs (use Google Chrome to view) or by downloading the Ready Family Emergency Plan to record your emergency plans.
- Download the Resolve 2B Ready 2013 Toolkit for tips and actions you can take.
Below you will find digital banners below for your organizations Web site.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Ready at Ready@fema.gov.
The following materials are available to you to help spread the word about Resolve 2B Ready (and encourage people to prepare). These web banners are shown to scale except when noted.
Download all available Resolve 2B Ready 2013 graphics in a single 550 Kb ZIP file
Leaderboard Horizontal Banner - 728x90px, currently displayed smaller
Rectangle Banner - 200x240px, actual size
Square Banner - 250x250px, actual size
Skyscraper Vertical Banner - 600x115px, actual size