How can we best present emergency information and advice to encourage you to read and act upon it?

by Engage, about 4 years ago
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  • Tom over 7 years ago
    Social media - facebook / twitter / youtube
  • nextfaze over 7 years ago
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  • nextfaze over 7 years ago
    Activity books for children; engage the children to get the parents to pay attention.
  • nextfaze over 7 years ago
    run happy hour promos in pubs with emergency information trivia; such as "are you suppose to run in a straight line, or zig-zag from a zombie?"
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    • Engage over 7 years ago
      Thanks for your feedback. As you would understand, Emergency Management is quite a serious and important issue to both us and our local community. The happy hour promo idea is a valid and interesting idea that we will consider, however the content of such a program would need to be more appropriate. We are looking feedback to be able to put together a successful plan of action and would welcome any other suitable ideas or suggestions you may have.
  • nextfaze over 7 years ago
    tram side advertising definitely gets seen, but need it to direct people to a digital engagement; preferably mobile so you can engage while fresh in mind.
  • nextfaze over 7 years ago
    a mobile game; doesn't have to be fancy, but should be social and competitive (gamification is so hot right now!)
  • Sarah^ over 7 years ago
    Memorable information (short but sweet) as a fridge magnet, brochure, pamphlet that can act as a discussion piece for household topical conversation; - "Stop, drop, cover" in the event of an earthquake. - "Prepare. Act. Survive" in the event of a fire, etc.
  • Geoff over 7 years ago
    Email, surface mail to residents, fliers, social media.
  • Howie over 7 years ago
    Some of the other comments regarding social media would be part of a good communications plan, however, I would suggest the Council formulate an education package that is available to schools from all ages. The packages should have 'plain speak' education material that identifies definitions of events, emergency, incidents and disasters to ensure that all are on the same page, graphics would assist greatly in this area. This would allow the message of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery to be covered in this material. This education opportunity could also be introduced into tertiary institutions. As Adelaide has a large overseas population of students it would be prudent to provided this information within the institutions curriculum, notice boards, website or even such things as a visiting lecturer as part of the annual legislative requirement of OHS&W.All residents could be supplied with a flyer for reference on what to do in an emergency that could be placed on a fridge or the back of a door, similar to what you see in most hotels and motels. A fridge magnet (as suggested previously) could be produced with a phone number and website for reference, perhaps these could be ordered on line or by phone and available in multiple languages. It is also suggested that all new construction be part of the education program, that is they must provide this information on the back of appropriately located doors and passages that are laminated (it must look professional) for longevity for the new residents or tenants to see. This could be followed by a requirement of the building wardens to be educated in an appropriate response in line with Councils requirements of guidance to manage such an event, these people may also be the source of engagement and education for tenants and residents. The local community clubs, such as Rotary, Lions, the City's various Business Committees etc as well as institutions could have guest speakers from the Council to promote this information with supporting material of the message of what is an emergency is and what to do. The premier emergency response department in the City is the Metropolitan Fire Service, therefore, it is suggested that they may be able to work with the Council on an education plan as well as the distribution of the message/s. Fire service crews are regularly attending calls, conducting inspections etc within the City's area, therefore it would stand to reason they could provide an avenue of distribution and a methodology of 'getting the word out' so to speak as part of their community engagement. The Police are not an emergency service but do have regular contact with the public and they also could be utilised in this community engagement. All shop owners could have a notice on display with the emergency procedure in their place of business for customers to reference. Buses have large notices on the sides that could be also utilised in getting the word out. All the messages depending on the medium (whatever it is) would need to be designed for the audience targeted e.g. the children need the bright colourful images etc with simple clear messages. Even the message to students and adults would need to be something modern and catchy and not a big long list of words that become a blur that people will forget, that is designed appropriately.