This year, CRESA will find many heroes by launching its huge online social media game called the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge which has its own website at www.30days30ways.com.
Being prepared for emergencies should be as common as wearing your seatbelt, and yet nearly every emergency preparedness survey conducted over the past 10 years indicates that 40-80% of people are unprepared to face certain hazards.
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) created this 30-day contest in September 2010 and have, in the last 5 years, recorded the completion of over 18,000 readiness tasks from players in 44 states and 38 countries.
Players will be given a daily challenge at 7:00 a.m. PDT each morning. Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved prior to midnight on Sept 30th through either Facebook, Twitter, the Blog or Email. Players can choose to play as many days as they would like throughout the month. All tasks will be short and will not require a significant amount of time to complete.CRESA’s primary goal is for people to share information about emergency preparedness, on social media, to reach people who may not otherwise think about being ready for disasters.
Through sharing and re-sharing information, it is vital for people to think about these interesting themes.This game sparks great conversations and is a wonderful platform for neighborhoods, scouts, schools and workplaces to use to consider how ready you are to “be your own hero!”