September is the 10th 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 "Be Your Own Hero!"
This year the Anaheim Fire & Rescue, Emergency Management will partner with Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) in Washington State and we 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 atwww.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.
CRESA created this 30-day contest in September 2010 and have, in the last 3 years, recorded the completion of over 7,500 readiness tasks from players in 26 states and 6 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 over a 24-hour period through either Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr.
To join the game each morning visit www.30days30ways.com for that day's challenge. Complete the challenge and compete to win gift cards and prizes. This game allows you to practice using technology tools to help you communicate during a disaster, or to help others.