Task 26: Won’t You Entertain Me?

Smart Phones, XBox, Tablets and TV’s… These days, many of the options we all use for relaxation and for light entertainment require power, if not wifi.  So what happens during a disaster when there is limited or no power, and cell and wifi signals are bleak?  During disasters, we will all need options to help pass some time and help relieve some stress.

This will even be more necessary if you have little kiddo’s at home.

 

DAY 26 Challenge: 1 pt  For today’s challenge we want you to share what entertainment options you have in your kit for you and your family members.  What options do you have in your kit?

Level Up: 5 pts Time to think outside of the box.  We want you to share some games, and ideas that you can add to your kit that take little or no space.  What games, can you share with brief instructions that others can add to their kits? 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

 

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 4 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Leave a comment with your answer in it on our blog below
  2. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com
  3. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  4. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

Note:  If you are receiving this via email, go to www.30days30ways.com to answer.

Task 23: Whats Beside Your Bed?

As we’ve talked about emergencies and disasters so far this month, we’ve mentioned they can happen at any time.  That could even mean the middle of the night or during bad weather.  Broken glass, tripping hazards and other obstacles could make getting out of a home dangerous.

DAY 23 Challenge: 1 pt  Today we want you to share with us what steps you have taken to keep your clothing ready, so you can easily get out when needed if an emergency happens at your home.

Level Up: 5 pts  For your level up today, we want you to review the same items you have in your vehicle in case something happens while your are away.

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

 

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 4 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Leave a comment with your answer in it on our blog below
  2. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com
  3. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  4. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

Note:  If you are receiving this via email, go to www.30days30ways.com to answer

Task 22: The Escape Exercise

So far this month, we have talked about escape routes an using fire extinguishers.  Today is the day we put it all together and have you practice your escape plans.  Its time for the Escape Exercise!

 

 

 

DAY 22 Challenge: 1 pt  For today’s challenge we want to see proof you practiced your escape plans.  Hold that family fire drill and show us a pic of everyone’s feet at your designated meeting place.

Level Up: 5 pts  For today’s level up, share a video, and show us how long it took everyone to get out.  Share any obstacles or thoughts you need to work on to ensure everyone gets out quickly and safely.

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

 

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 4 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Leave a comment with your answer in it on our blog below
  2. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com
  3. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  4. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

Note:  If you are receiving this via email, go to www.30days30ways.com to answer

Task 6: Pop…Pop… Pop Culture

Over the years of doing 30 Days, 30 Ways, this challenge has always been one of my favorite ones to incorporate into the challenge.  In fact, several of the clips shared here over the years have been included in many of our preparedness presentations we use locally.

We always love seeing preparedness topics make their way into the mainstream. We know how effective these can me in starting a conversation especially when they show up in some of the most popular shows and movies on the small and big screen.

From a preparedness standpoint, Pop Culture references are a great way of sharing a message that not only is relatable but also using characters that individuals are familiar with.

DAY 6 Challenge: 1 pt  We are gonna make you work for this one a bit.  It’s not just gonna be sharing a clip in previous years. This Year….

  • Find and share your favorite Pop Culture reference that talks about preparedness.
  • Even Better… Use GIFs….
  • Make sure to include why you like the clip.
  • Many of these clips have phony, false or exaggerated parts to them, which can often start a conversation.  If yours does, be sure to point them out and talk about the conversation.

Level Up: 15 pts  Get involved in your video!  That means you adding an intro, or ending… adding pop ups into your video.  We want you to add to your video so it becomes a stand alone preparedness message!!   

 

Find Allies:  Recruit friends and family members to play 30 Days, 30 Ways…. Build Your Network!!  Each day a person you recruit completes a 30 Days 30 Ways task, your points double for that days task. The more individuals you convince to play, the more points you can earn for each days challenge.

 

PROOF OF COMPLETION:  There are 4 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Leave a comment with your answer in it on our blog below
  2. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com
  3. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  4. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.

You Have until MIDNIGHT on September 30th to complete this task. Contest rules and more information on the #30Days30WaysChallenge  can be found here:

Note:  If you are receiving this via email, go to www.30days30ways.com to answer

How This Game Got Started

The 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge fun got started in 2010.

That Summer, the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency hosted a summer book club on Amanda Ripley’s book, The Unthinkable.  This book is an incredible read as it describes a number of “disaster personalities” and the way people respond during crisis situations.  Ms. Ripley challenges traditional emergency preparedness recommendations and suggests that disaster resilience is a set of behaviors that include awareness, meditation, flexible thinking and good health.

During the course of our summer book club, the messages shared among participants was loud and clear.  Emergency Managers spend a great deal of time preaching the preparedness message, but never listen to whether the community is actually preparing.

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Simultaneously, the guy in the picture up there? He was hosting a social media game called “Spot the Ham Sandwich” in which he posted a reference to ham somewhere on either his website, Facebook Fan Page or on his Twitter profile.  Now, Jason Hillard works with mortgage loans and I wasn’t in the market for a loan.  But in playing in his online game and seeking out his daily hidden clue, I learned more about loans of all varieties.

On August 31st, the day before the start of the 2010 National Preparedness Month, it struck me driving to work……what if we asked people to actually complete preparedness tasks and made it fun?  Could it work?  Would people engage?

30 days later, we had over 600 preparedness tasks completed by over 80 participants.  The message was clear to us.  We just had to ask.  In the coming days, we’ll share more about that experience and the specific statistics.  But tonight we want to ask……are you willing to engage and do just one thing each day in September.

There will be a number of ways to get game information:

A Little About #30Days30Ways

September is the 12th Annual National Preparedness Month which means that public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis situation.
This year, CRESA will find many heroes by launching its huge online social media game called the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge which has its own website at www.30days30ways.com.
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Being prepared for emergencies should be as common as wearing your seatbelt, and yet nearly every emergency preparedness survey conducted over the past 10 years indicates that 40-80% of people are unprepared to face certain hazards.
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) created this 30-day contest in September 2010 and have, in the last 5 years, recorded the completion of over 18,000 readiness tasks from players in 44 states and 38 countries.
Players will be given a daily challenge at 7:00 a.m. PDT each morning.  Players may submit replies to each of the tasks involved prior to midnight on Sept 30th  through either Facebook, Twitter, the Blog or Email.  Players can choose to play as many days as they would like throughout the month.  All tasks will be short and will not require a significant amount of time to complete.CRESA’s primary goal is for people to share information about emergency preparedness, on social media, to reach people who may not otherwise think about being ready for disasters.
Through sharing and re-sharing information, it is vital for people to think about these interesting themes.This game sparks great conversations and is a wonderful platform for neighborhoods, scouts, schools and workplaces to use to consider how ready you are to “be your own hero!”