During National Preparedness Month, the blog will be highlighting interesting, innovative and fun readiness events and ideas that are going on around the nation. One of those is the “30 Days, 30 Ways” Contest created by Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) in Vancouver, Washington. According to its website:
Each day in September, CRESA is going to post an activity-based challenge which will take everyone who plays one step closer towards being more resilient as a community and ready to face the next crisis.
Anyone can play. In fact, we encourage EVERYONE to play along in this fun challenge. Even if you don’t complete all 30 days of challenges, by simply doing some of these activities, you may find yourself thinking about emergencies differently.
The Day 1 activity, posted this morning, is very relevant to those across the U.S. from CRESA on the East Coast who are being asked to monitor possible local evacuation orders as a result of Hurricane Earl.
DAY 1 ACTIVITY: Identify the name of your local Emergency Management Agency and how you would receive information from them during emergencies.
PROOF OF COMPLETION: There are 3 ways that you can complete this task: leave a comment with your answer in it on our blog, put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or provide the answer on Twitter (please include @CRESA or hashtag #30days30ways in any tweets).
You do not have to complete the task on the day in which it is initially assigned; however, all proofs must be turned in by 9/30/10.
What Will I Win?
Besides the great self-actualization that you are prepared (or not, as the case may be), we have decided to provide some additional incentive beyond bragging rights for being the first 30 Days, 30 Ways winner. This includes:
Personal Mention in a media release about the contest results (you may choose to remain anonymous if you wish).
Invitation to a CRESA Emergency Management Staff Meeting to discuss your experience in this contest and to provide feedback on this contest. (If the winner does not live locally, we will set up a teleconference so that we can chat together.)
2011 Preparedness Calendar
“Behind the Scenes” Tour of the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) which includes 9-1-1 and Emergency Management.
The person (or people, in the event of a tie) who completes the most challenges will be identified as the winner of this contest. We challenge you to join us in this amazing and fun quest to be better prepared together.
I look forward to following the contest through the month.