September is National Preparedness Month, and you and your organization can play along with Preparis in the 30 Days 30 Ways challenge. This game was developed by Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) with more than 50 emergency management agencies participating as a way for people to share information about emergency preparedness. Businesses especially need to have an all-hazards approach to be ready for any incident, as a poorly handled crisis could hurt your company’s revenue, brand, or your most important asset: your employees.
Here’s how your crisis team can join the game. Every morning in September (at around 10 a.m. EST, 7 a.m. PST) a new task is presented and players will have to submit replies to each of the tasks within 24 hours via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr. On Sept. 1, the first task coincided with the theme of National Preparedness Month to “Be A Hero” so players had to find, share or create something that illustrates what it means to be a “hero”. For Sept. 2, the next task was to, “Find and share something that shares your favorite pop culture use of emergencies or disaster.” Today’s 3rd task was to contact your local area for emergency management services and let them know that you are playing #30Days30Ways. Preparis and Yeti ventured to our local Atlanta Fulton County Emergency Management Agency.
Preparis’ Emergency Management Consultant Bryan Hill submitted the Vine he recorded on Twitter @Preparedness2Go to demonstrate his completion of the challenge. Submissions are reviewed for their creativity, relativity to the task, and how they are received by their emergency management peers — shares on Facebook, re-tweets, etc. Winners are selected on a daily basis and rewarded with either a $10 gift card to Starbucks Coffee or Amazon. This will continue every day for 30 days, and then in October there will also be two grand prize winners who will win a $50 Amazon card and a $10 Starbucks card.
Keep up with the challenge using #30Days30Ways. It’s a fun way to develop a culture of preparedness within your organization and collaborate with emergency managers around the county. For more information, contact Preparis directly or give us a call at 404.662.2950. Also, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more information on how you keep your people safe, and your business running.