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Know Your Part… Know Your Location!
There’s a misconception that when you call 9-1-1, they know exactly where you are located. The truth of the matter is that, yes they may have an idea where you are located, but an actual pinpointed location is not available especially if you are calling on anything other than a traditional land-line.
To complicate the issue even more, the “ping” sent from your cell phone usually gives them a location off of the nearest cell tower. If you live in an area like me, that could be across the river, which is in another state!
Why do we bring this up? Well consider being out somewhere, when an emergency or disaster happen, and not being able to let help pinpoint where you are… Today’s task, we want you to think about those locations you spend most of your time, and could you answer all the questions a 9-1-1 dispatcher may ask to get help to you.
DAY 23 ACTIVITY
1 Pt: Identify those locations you routine most. (home, school, work, grocery store, church) do you know the address’ of all the possibilities? Do not share the actual address’ but let us know you have them memorized, written down, stored in your smartphone.
2 Pts: Consider Your surroundings. We usually know the names of buildings we are in but do we know the address? Would you be able to let the 9-1-1 Dispatcher know exactly where you were? Identify the physical address of a business you visit today. This could be your lunch location, business meeting, grocery store.
PROOF OF COMPLETION:
There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:
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- Provide your answer on Twitter, using the hashtag #30days30ways
- Share your answer directly to the comments of the 30Days30ways Blog
- Email your answer to [email protected]
You have until midnight on 09/30/2014 to complete this task (and any other task.) Each day will have a separate theme topic and you may provide as many submissions as you would like. Thanks for playing along with us. We are so encouraged by seeing folks improving their readiness which is the primary goal of this preparedness campaign.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month based on most points accumulated throughout the entire challenge. Gift Cards will be awarded based on winners and donation funding. There will be at least 2 grand prizes awarded in October for best overall creative entries for the month.