Feeling creative and interested in emergency preparedness? Want to participate in our ongoing challenge? We’ve got just the thing for you.
As part of Administrator Fugate's challenge, we're looking for ideas on how your family, school, workplace or community can be better prepared before a disaster strikes. Maybe your idea is about the best way to start a Community Emergency Response Team in your community. Or perhaps you’d like to see preparedness information passed out in your local school system.
If you have an idea on preparedness, we’d love to hear about it. And while you have your thinking cap on, we wanted to provide a few of the 100+ submissions that we’ve received so far (in no particular order):
- #30Days30Ways Preparedness Challenge
- Developing Neighborhoods
- The 303 Plan
- Geospatial Information System Volunteers Ready to Support Emergencies in Indiana
- "Just In Time" Disaster Registry
I encourage you to submit your idea on Challenge.gov or send it in an e-mail. All the submissions will be judged by FEMA leadership and the winning idea will be featured on fema.gov.
So be creative, and best of luck!
And even though our Challenge is still open, maybe someone submitted an idea that you think can be implemented in your community today, so I encourage you to look at all of the submissions and share them with others.
About the Challenge
The deadline is January 29, 2010 and all submissions will be judged based on originality, level of community engagement, and ease of implementation. Challenge submissions are moderated before posting to the site.