TASK 29: What Goes In…

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Okay, here is something you probably thought we’d never ask about.

There are some body functions that you have to prepare for when it comes to an extended water outage or a lock-down situation.

Yes, we’re talking about using the bathroom AND how you might develop a strategy to manage the needs of your household due an extended period of a regular toilet being unavailable.

DAY 29 ACTIVITY:

Put some thought behind how you might manage this scenario and submit something relevant for consideration. Again, use your creativity to keep your submissions in the PG category.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:

The prize for this task will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card which will be awarded to 2 players. This prize announcement will occur on October 7th by 4:00 p.m. PDT

Submissions will be judged by a panel of emergency management coordinators by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relativity to Today’s Topic
  • Popularity or its “viral engagement”….does it engage other people?

You may enter as often as you like each day; however, entries will be judged for their quality and not their quantity.

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TASK 28: Favorite Food

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Earlier this month, we asked to to submit a Shelf-Stable recipe for our friends at Emergency Kit Cookoff.

But now, we just want to know what some of your favorite shelf-stable foods are. So, “spill it”….we want to see what staples are your favorites.

DAY 28 ACTIVITY:

Share or show us something that illustrates your favorite non-perishable foods.

Remember, you may just share something that gives others some GREAT ideas.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:

The prize for this task will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card which will be awarded to 2 players. This prize announcement will occur on October 6th by 4:00 p.m. PDT

Submissions will be judged by a panel of emergency management coordinators by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relativity to Today’s Topic
  • Popularity or its “viral engagement”….does it engage other people?

You may enter as often as you like each day; however, entries will be judged for their quality and not their quantity.

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TASK 27: Feel The Heat?

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If your power is out, your access to heat sources may be limited.

Today’s focus is on alternate heat sources. How would you keep warm? Do you have some creative ways to keep yourself as warn as you can?

DAY 27 ACTIVITY:

Show us how your interesting ways to stay warm.

Please Note: We know there is wisdom behind the use of body heat, but please keep all pictures in the “family friendly” genre for today’s task.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:

The prize for this task will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card which will be awarded to 2 players. This prize announcement will occur on October 5th by 4:00 p.m. PDT

Submissions will be judged by a panel of emergency management coordinators by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relativity to Today’s Topic
  • Popularity or its “viral engagement”….does it engage other people?

You may enter as often as you like each day; however, entries will be judged for their quality and not their quantity.

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TASK 26: Find Your First Aid

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First Aid Kits should be EVERYWHERE!

It’s something you’ll find in every office, grocery story and hopefully every home.

And we want to know about them. What’s in them? Are they fully stocked or have people taken out all of the “regular sized bandages?”

What do you like most about it? Or how far away is your nearest kit?

DAY 26 ACTIVITY:

Find a “first aid kit” near you, open it up and share something about it. By now, you have likely caught on to the game. We want you to share something unique about the first aid kit you’re looking at.

Do you love it? Hate it? Is it missing anything?

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:

The prize for this task will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card which will be awarded to 2 players. This prize announcement will occur on October 4th by 4:00 p.m. PDT

Submissions will be judged by a panel of emergency management coordinators by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relativity to Today’s Topic
  • Popularity or its “viral engagement”….does it engage other people?

You may enter as often as you like each day; however, entries will be judged for their quality and not their quantity.

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TASK 25: The Dangers Around Us

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There are hazardous situations all around us.  From crazy potholes to lurking chemicals under sinks, we want you to be aware of the hazards that might be closer than you realize.  They don’t have to be huge earthquake fault lines to represent something that you need to pay attention to.

DAY 25 ACTIVITY: 

What is the WORST HAZARD near you?  Look around, what poses the greatest risk to your safety?  Show us the danger, Will Robinson.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:

The prize for this task will be a $10 Starbucks Coffee Card which will be awarded to 5 players.  This prize announcement will occur on October 3rd by 4:00 p.m. PDT

Submissions will be judged by a panel of emergency management coordinators by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relativity to Today’s Topic
  • Popularity or its “viral engagement”….does it engage other people?

You may enter as often as you like each day; however, entries will be judged for their quality and not their quantity.

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TASK 24: ALERT, ALERT, ALERT

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You follow breaking news on Twitter. Your TV is constantly on AND you know what the “duck fart” noises mean on your local radio station, right?

We know that information is critical during emergencies. It helps everyone feel empowered and make choices about how to best protect yourself and the people that you love.

Today, we want to focus on how you receive emergency alerts from your public safety agencies. There are few “single method” ways that emergency management agencies issue alerts to their residents. Often, it is a patchwork quilt of alerting that occurs through a variety of messaging methods.

At CRESA, for example, we have at least 6 ways that we share emergency information and some of those methods REQUIRE that you, as residents sign-up to receive the alerts.

DAY 24 ACTIVITY:

Today, we want to know how many ways your local emergency management agency can send you alerts and if you’re signed up to receive the alerts you may need. This task may require a little web-surfing or calling your emergency management agency. But that extra minute or two might make a difference for your future.

Share what you learned in the most interesting way possible.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:

The prize for this task will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card which will be awarded to 2 players. This prize announcement will occur on October 2nd by 4:00 p.m. PDT

Submissions will be judged by a panel of emergency management coordinators by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relativity to Today’s Topic
  • Popularity or its “viral engagement”….does it engage other people?

You may enter as often as you like each day; however, entries will be judged for their quality and not their quantity.

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TASK 23: Going To the Dogs

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Being ready to face emergencies means ensuring that you’re ready for ALL of the members in your household, even the ones with 4 or more legs.

From cats and dogs to mice and llamas, we want to know how you plan ahead in caring for those critters in your life that you love.

DAY 23 ACTIVITY:

Show us some great readiness tips or creative messages for encouraging animal-based preparedness.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:

The prize for this task will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card which will be awarded to 2 players. This prize announcement will occur on October 1st by 4:00 p.m. PDT

Submissions will be judged by a panel of emergency management coordinators by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relativity to Today’s Topic
  • Popularity or its “viral engagement”….does it engage other people?

You may enter as often as you like each day; however, entries will be judged for their quality and not their quantity.

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TASK 22: What Are Your Vitals?

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From serial numbers to driver’s licenses, we all have many numbers and documents that “prove” who we are, what we own and what we owe.

And, if our homes suddenly were unavailable to us, would you still have access to your vital records.

DAY 22 ACTIVITY:

We want to know what you consider “vital” because while each of us may consider certain records as important, we may have forgotten one or two.

And, if you all share what you consider important, you might highlight one someone else has forgotten. Also, share how you store these records. Are they all in safes, safe deposit boxes, flash drives or in glass bottles floating in the ocean? Give us your thoughtful ideas!

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:

The prize for this task will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card which will be awarded to 2 players.

This prize announcement will occur on September 30th by 4:00 p.m. PDT
Submissions will be judged by a panel of emergency management coordinators by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relativity to Today’s Topic
  • Popularity or its “viral engagement”….does it engage other people?

You may enter as often as you like each day; however, entries will be judged for their quality and not their quantity.

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TASK 21: Bring Out Your Pills?

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In past years, we’ve asked players to take a look at their medical cabinets and toss any expired medications.

Now, in the year past, we’ve noticed that there is a sizable debate over aged medications as evidenced in articles like this from Harvard or this from the Food & Drug Administration.

We also want you to consider the risk from potential poisoning that the Center for Disease Control highlights as you contemplate the drugs in your house.

DAY 21 ACTIVITY:

With your medical cabinet in mind, share your position on the pill debate. Keep Them? Toss Them? Share your thoughts on today’s theme.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:

The prize for this task will be a $10 Amazon Gift Card which will be awarded to 2 players. This prize announcement will occur on September 29th by 4:00 p.m. PDT

Submissions will be judged by a panel of emergency management coordinators by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relativity to Today’s Topic
  • Popularity or its “viral engagement”….does it engage other people?

You may enter as often as you like each day; however, entries will be judged for their quality and not their quantity.

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TASK 20: Are You TSA-Friendly?

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Since the advent of airline travel restrictions and baggage charges, more people are flying with only carry-on luggage when they travel.

Your challenge today is to make an emergency kit that is suitable for carry-on luggage and meets all of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines for liquids which they phrase the 3-1-1 rule.

Liquids must be in 3.4 oz (100 ml) bottles, fit in 1 quart see-thru bag and 1 bag per passenger.

DAY 20 ACTIVITY:

Make a travel-sized emergency kit that demonstrates your ability to meet TSA guidelines AND illustrates your emergency readiness.  Describe, video or show us a picture of your “travel-sized” emergency kit.

PROOF OF COMPLETION:

There are 4 ways that you can complete this task:

The prize for this task will be a $10 Starbucks Coffee Card which will be awarded to 5 players. This prize announcement will occur on September 28th by 4:00 p.m. PDT

Submissions will be judged by a panel of emergency management coordinators by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Relativity to Today’s Topic
  • Popularity or its “viral engagement”….does it engage other people?

You may enter as often as you like each day; however, entries will be judged for their quality and not their quantity.

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