This year's theme is "A Lasting Legacy".
It focuses on protecting the life you have built and how being prepared for disasters can create a lasting legacy for you and your family.
Week 1, September 1-4: Make a Plan
During this week, we will be focusing on making an emergency plan. This includes plans on how to respond to disasters, communication plans, plans for pets, seniors, and those with special needs.
Information here: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-plan/ or https://www.ready.gov/toolkits
Week 2, September 5-1: Build a Kit
This week focuses on having an emergency kit. These include kits at home, for your pet, for your vehicle as well as having important documents ready to go. Information here: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/ or here: https://www.ready.gov/toolkits
Week 3, September 12-18: Youth Preparedness
This week focuses on Youth Preparedness. Please push out information on the STEP program: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/step/. For graphics and additional youth preparedness messaging, you can also find more on ready.gov here: https://www.ready.gov/children-and-youth-preparedness-social-media-toolkit
Week 4 September 19-25: Reduce Your Risk
This week focuses on ways you can reduce your risk, either by getting insurance, or measures you can take to protect your home (and legacy). Some protection items could be having smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, clearing debris from around your home to reduce wildfire risk, and cleaning out gutters to avoid water accumulation on your property. For graphics, we have some in use already on the READYWI social accounts. You can also find more on ready.gov here: https://www.ready.gov/toolkits or you can use graphics from the US Fire Administration: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/media/social_toolkits/index.html