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Community Preparedness Webinar Series: Resolve

Resolve to Be Ready

Date Recorded: Monday, December 14, 2010

Presenter: Rebecca (Becky) Marquis

The New Year is fast approaching and for the sixth year the Ready Campaign is encouraging Americans to Resolve to be Ready by making a New Year's resolution to get prepared for emergencies. While nearly 50 percent of Americans make New Year's Eve resolutions, very few manage to keep them. We would like to make an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by providing the tools and resources needed to take the three important steps: get a kit, make a plan and be informed about the different types of emergencies that can happen in your area and their appropriate responses. We hope you will join us in this effort. To help assist you in your outreach, we have created a webinar and toolkit with helpful resources to promote Resolve to be Ready 2010 to your stakeholders.

Presenter's biography

Rebecca (Becky) Marquis is the Acting Director of the Ready Campaign, the FEMA's national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. In this position, Ms. Marquis leads the operations and outreach strategy of the campaign which includes Ready America, Ready Business, Ready Kids, Listo, the Spanish version of the campaign and the National Preparedness Month initiative. In addition, she serves as the Ready campaign spokesperson. Ms. Marquis joined DHS in January of 2008. During her tenure she has helped to raise awareness of Ready and its messages through the Campaign’s Website, partnership development, speaking engagements, media interviews and National Preparedness Month (NPM). Prior to joining DHS, Ms. Marquis worked for several public relations firms. She has worked on a variety of non-profit and government campaigns educating the public about issues ranging from Medicare to mental health to homelessness to family farming. Ms. Marquis earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Additional details on this webinar

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This webcast will offer closed captioning.

Last Updated: 01/02/2014