Preparedness is theme of Kane photo contest
From Submitted Reports September 5, 2013 8:40PM
Updated: October 7, 2013 1:13PM
The Kane County Health Department is participating in National Preparedness Month activities to increase preparedness throughout the U.S.
The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies, according to a release from the health department.
The department is encouraging residents to take time during the month and take four actions to prepare for natural and/or manmade disasters: become informed, make a plan, get an emergency kit, and get involved.
The Health Department is conducting a “Get Ready!” weekly photo contest during September in recognition of National Preparedness Month. The “Get Ready!” photo contest is an attempt to help residents think about what actions they can take to prepare for an emergency, the release said. Participants are encouraged to engage family and friends to demonstrate how they “Get Ready!” for an emergency by building a kit, making a plan, staying informed, or getting involved.
A winner will be selected each week. Winners will receive an American Red Cross Deluxe Personal First Aid Kit. Winning photos will recognized in the Kane County Health Department “Health Matters” newsletter.
Residents can submit pictures showing how they “Get Ready!” for emergencies to the health department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kanehealth. Winners will be chosen each Thursday until the conclusion of the contest on Sept. 26. Photos should include a brief description and creativity is encouraged, the release said.
More information about the contest and rules can be found at:http://kanehealth.com/preparedness.htm.