No matter how you found the 30 Days, 30 Ways Preparedness Challenge, we are glad you are here. Check out this short video and read on for more details.
30 Days, 30 Ways is a disaster preparedness game that started in 2010 by the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) in Vancouver, Washington.
Each September, we post one simple readiness task each day.
Game Players have until midnight on September 30th to complete each task for points.
In previous years, Game Players have been able to submit tasks via email, Facebook, blog comments and on Twitter.
Game winners are selected by who has the most points at the end of the month.
Prizes from the game are donated from people and businesses all over the world. We put the prizes in order from most valuable to least valuable and award them based on point totals.
Who Plays This Game?
Anyone is welcome to play.
Whether you have emergency services experience or not, we want people to consider each of these tasks and evaluate their own personal readiness.
We will all face crisis moments in our lives.
From encountering a car accident to learning of the loss of a loved one, these tasks will help you acquire some skills and be a little more ready to take on those difficult days.
What Does a Sample Task Look Like?
Here is a task from our 2012 game called: Water for Elephants
DAY 19 ACTIVITY: Today, we’re focusing on water storage.
General guidelines say that you should have a gallon per person, per day stored in your home in case you were unable to get water traditionally through your current pipes and faucets.
THIS TASK IS WORTH 3 TOTAL POINTS
You will receive 1 POINT for sharing how you currently store water.
You will receive 2 additional BONUS POINTS for cracking the math for your household and telling us how many days of water you have stored for your family using the 1 gallon, per person, per day metric. (For example, if you have one 5-gallon bucket of water, this would mean a family of 2 could get by for 2.5 days.)
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