Social media campaign asks residents – are you prepared for an emergency?

24 August 2016

Northamptonshire County Council’s emergency planning team is encouraging people to be more ‘emergency-ready’ by doing one simple thing 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.

Daily tweets

The campaign, which will feature a daily message on the emergency planning team’s Twitter account @NorthantsEPTeam, 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.

Cllr André González de Savage, county council deputy leader and cabinet member for strategic infrastructure, economic growth and public protection, said: “We launched our 30 Days, 30 Days campaign for the first time last year and were really pleased with the positive affect it 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 hoping to reach even more people with this year’s campaign and I’d encourage people to follow the emergency planning team on Twitter at @NorthantsEPTeam and like the 30 Days 30 Ways UK Facebook page and to share the messages with their own followers.”

Get involved

You can follow the campaign throughout September by following @NorthantsEPTeam or searching for the hashtag #30days30waysUK on Twitter, or like the 30 Days 30 Ways UK Facebook page. For more information about emergency planning in Northamptonshire, visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/emergencies.


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