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Take time this month to create your Financial First Aid Kit.  Make sure you have your financial and legal paperwork in order.  Additionally, create a savings plan to ensure you have enough cash on hand to meet your financial needs during and immediately following a disaster.  
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September 2013

Welcome to the Volunteer E-Update; your monthly update on activities for the CERT, RACES and Fire Corps programs.
This Month
September is National Preparedness Month! Join in the fun by playing the 30 Days, 30 Ways game this month.  See below for details.

September 2:  Labor Day
City offices are closed
September 10-12:  CERT Train the Trainer
*Requires coordinator permission to attend

September 14-15Animal Shelter Training

Next Month
October 12Ready, Set, Go Block Party
This activation replaces our quarterly meeting.  

October 14 - November 2CERT Training Class

October 19-20Jamboree on the Air

CERT Facebook Group
California CERT Members
If you would like to meet other CERT members from throughout the State and share preparedness tips and training information, then join the CalCERT group on Facebook.

Share information about your CERT experience and see what others are doing.  


30 Days, 30 Ways

National Preparedness Month Online Game

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. 


Watch and join in this month's game!

#30Days30Ways 2013
#30Days30Ways 2013

Mary Jo Flynn
City of Anaheim Fire and Rescue Department