Monday, October 4, 2010

Finalists Announced for #30Days30Ways Campaign

From Today's Press Release:

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) conducted a 30-day contest in September in honor of National Preparedness Month. Participants completed a daily “preparedness task” worth 1-6 points. Answers came in via email, CRESA Blog, CRESA’s Facebook Fan Page and to @CRESA on Twitter.

82 participants completed 608 emergency preparedness tasks. Participants came from 29 different states and 5 countries including the United States, Canada, France, Australia and New Zealand.

Finalists are invited to CRESA to hear the “grand prize” announcement on Friday, October 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. and to participate in a roundtable discussion about this contest. CRESA Emergency Managers are excited to meet the participants to learn how to better engage with our local community.

The finalists names (in alphabetical order only) include: Tim Bledsoe, Neil Chambers, Nicholas Church, Scott Clemetson, Sherah Clemetson, Dawn Dawson, Robin Donahue, Carolyn Heniges, Angela Olguin, Janna Nichols, Pascal Schuback, and Karen Trumbull. One participant wished to remain anonymous.

Winners will:
  • Participate in the Winner’s Reception to discuss their experiences in the #30Days30Ways contest 
  • Tour CRESA, including both the 9-1-1 Center and the Emergency Operations Center
  • Receive a 2011 Emergency Preparedness Calendar
  • Be sponsored to attend the 2010 UASI Citizen Corps Conference which will be held in Portland on November 2-6, 2010, if they are able to attend.
The Grand Prize Winner will also receive:
  • A rugged USB storage device, which is water, shock and temperature resistant, donated by TacDrive which has been engraved with the words “CRESA 30 Days, 30 Ways Winner”
  • A Preparedness Gift Basket which includes a number of donated items to enhance personal preparedness.
CRESA Emergency Management conducted this contest to reach out to our local community and encourage the public to be prepared for any type of disaster. Participants discussed many ideas and shared information on the ways they personally prepared throughout this project.

#30Days30Ways Results By the Numbers:
  • 2,976 visits to the CRESA Blog
  • 608 preparedness tasks completed
  • 489 related “tweets” on Twitter about the campaign
  • 362 conversational comments on Facebook
  • 261 email messages
  • 128 comments on the CRESA blog
  • 55 new Facebook Fans
  • 53 new Twitter Followers
CRESA Emergency Management seeks creative ideas to encourage, model and enhance personal preparedness within Clark County and SW Washington. Residents can engage directly with CRESA via:

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