"Earthquake - I don't risk" seismic risk reduction national campaign
“Terremoto - io non rischio - Earthquake I dont' risk” is an initiative for seismic risk reduction promoted by the Civil Protection and Anpas - National Association for Public Assistenze, in collaboration with Ingv - National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology and ReLuis - Network of University Laboratories of Seismic Engineering.
The campaign was held on 22 and 23 October 2011 in the squares of nine Italian municipalities at high seismic risk of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sicily and Tuscany, in agreement with the relevant Municipalities and Regions.
Anpas civil protection volunteers were the main characters of the initiative: they were trained on the seismic risk, and then, in turn, trained other volunteers, making them actors of the process of knowledge diffusion. In total, 120 volunteers will distribute information material and answer to the citizens' questions on possible things to do in order to reduce the seismic risk.
The campaign aimed at promoting a culture of prevention, training a volunteer more aware and specialized and starting a process to guide the citizen in acquiring an active role in seismic risk reduction. Learning how to prevent and reducing earthquakes consequences are everybody's task: information diffusion on seismic risk is collective responsibility to which every citizen need to contribute. Over the next year the initiative will be extended to other locations in Italy.
The Contact Center of the Civil Protection Department can provide further information on the initiative and seismic risk – toll free number 800.840.840.