Keeping New Year's resolutions can be hard (trust me, I'm only 6 days into it and I've already wavered on my "less sugar in 2011" stance--stupid Sour Patch kids and their siren song of deliciousness...) Anyway, emergency preparedness is one resolution that can be easy to keep by starting out with these three steps:
1. Make a Family Emergency Plan
2. Get an Emergency Supply Kit
3. Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur in your area.
There is a fantastic template for making a simple family emergency plan at www.ready.gov. Click here for the template. Take a few minutes to fill out and print this plan. You'll be amazed how good you feel! Not quite as good as going on a Sour Patch kid bender, but close.