A New Year’s resolution you can keep any time of year
You can resolve to be ready for emergencies.
2020 is a great year to have clear vision, vision for the future.
For us, the clearest vision for the future is one where all Utahns are resilient, or able to bounce back from disaster. The only way to bounce back from disaster is to take action before it strikes.
Many Utahns will set New Year’s resolutions today to have a better year than the year before. Utah DEM is suggesting resolution ideas here and on social media throughout the month of January with the hashtag #ResolveToBeReady.
For example, you could climb a mountain or lose 20 pounds, but learning about disasters that could happen near you will help you make proper emergency plans.
Other resolutions Utahns might make include starting to save for Caribbean cruise, meeting someone new or joining a local Community Emergency Response Team or CERT. Just contact your local fire department to learn how.
Comment on social media channels about emergency plans you are making and don’t forget to include #ResolveToBeReady.
And, let’s just say for a second that you don’t make any plans in January. Start in February. It’s never too late to start preparing… until it is.
Joe Dougherty is the public information officer for the Utah DPS Division of Emergency Management. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org