Are you prepared for an emergency?
Staffordshire Resilience Forum is encouraging people to be more ‘emergency-ready’ by doing one simple challenge each day throughout September.
30 Days, 30 Ways starts on September 1st and asks people to prepare for a range of emergencies including fires in the home, power cuts and flooding.
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 the month.
The campaign, which will feature a daily message on the @30Days30WaysUK and Staffordshire Resilience Forum Twitter account @StaffsPrepared will also encourage residents across the county 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.
Joanne Maddams and Monika Al-Mufti, co-founders for the campaign, said: “We launched the 30 Days, 30 Days UK campaign for the first time four years ago and were really pleased with the positive impact it has had.”
“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 make sure they are prepared in the event of an emergency.
“We’re really excited and are hoping to reach even more people with this year’s campaign. We’d encourage people to follow the @30Days30WaysUK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or subscribe to receive daily emails by going to the 30 Days 30 ways UK website www.30days30waysuk.org.uk and more importantly have fun whilst doing these challenges and to share the messages with their own social media followers and friends and family.”
You can follow the campaign throughout September by following @30Days30WaysUK or searching for the hashtag #30days30waysUK on Twitter, or like the 30 Days 30 Ways UK Facebook and Instagram page. For more information about emergency planning in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, visit www.staffordshireprepared.gov.uk.