Now in its fifth year, the 30 Days 30 Ways UK campaign is encouraging people to be more ‘emergency-ready’ by doing one simple challenge each day throughout September.
When people talk about emergencies our minds tend to turn to the London bombings, tsunamis or other global catastrophes.
But what if we told you that being prepared isn’t just for those headline-grabbing incidents? Power cuts, water main bursts, gas leaks, transport strikes, road closures…we experience a variety of inconveniences every day. Taking few steps to prepare will help not only with those ‘everyday emergencies’ but also with far less likely incidents.
The campaign will be taking place all over the UK, with local resilience partners such as the emergency services, local authorities, utilities and health, taking part to put a local touch to 30 key messages throughout September.
We encourage residents across the UK to think about the simple actions that will help keep their families safe in larger scale emergencies as well as the importance of checking on elderly and vulnerable neighbours.
The aim is to raise awareness and build capacities and capabilities from the ground up for better individual and community preparedness and resilience.
Joanne Maddams and Monika Al-Mufti, co-founders for the campaign, said: “This is the fifth anniversary for 30 Days 30 Ways UK and we are delighted by the support from our colleagues within the resilience community and members of the public who are keen to play along”
“The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to think about what they’d do in a range of emergency situations and to take some simple steps to boost their personal resilience in the event of an emergency.
“We are really excited about this 5th anniversary edition of the #30days30waysUK campaign on social media. Along with colleagues from across the UK we have put together a fabulous ‘September is Preparedness Month ‘2019 programme with key messages, resources and fun, engaging challenges for people to participate in and share on social media and off line.”
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