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News Release
CRESA to Kick off the 9th Annual 30 Days,30 Ways Preparedness Challenge September 1st - 08/27/18

Eric Frank,                                                                                                 August 27, 2018

CRESA Emergency Management Coordinator,

Public Information, Education and Outreach

ic.frank@clark.wa.gov">eric.frank@clark.wa.gov  360-601-8962

#30Days30Ways Preparedness Challenge Begins Sept 1st

 

September is the thirteenth annual National Preparedness Month which means that public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis situation.  This year’s national theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How!

 

This year, CRESA will  help You take action as we launch the ninth year of our huge online social media game called the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge which has its own website. Game rules can be found 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 decade 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 has, in the last 8 years, recorded the completion of over 40,000 readiness tasks from players in 44 states, 1 territory and 38 countries.      

 

Players are given a daily challenge at 7:00 a.m. PDT each morning.  Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved throughout the month to either Facebook, Twitter, or by email.  Players can choose to play as many days as they would like throughout the month. Players may also catch up and complete past tasks for the month if they miss a day.  All tasks will be short and will not require a significant amount of time to complete.   This year’s challenge will also provide opportunities for players to “Level Up” and recruit “Allies” to take the challenge with them. 

 

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.         

 

Submissions will be reviewed for their creativity, relativity to the task and its evident popularity online.  Thanks to generous sponsors, winners will be selected and rewarded with gift cards to Amazon in October.

 

This game sparks great conversations and is a wonderful platform for neighborhoods, scouts, schools and workplaces.  We encourage everyone to take the 30 Days, 30 Ways preparedness challenge!!