Task 5: Go To The Source

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Each year of this challenge, we have asked you to identify your local emrgency manager, connect with them and share that you are taking the 30 Days, 30 Ways Challenge. Connecting with your local emerency management office, and knowing where to find critical information before, during and after an emergency is an important part of any disaster communication plan. For our 10th anniversary, why change what isn’t broken? Besides, we would love to see EVERYONE taking and sharing the 30 Days, 30 Ways Challenge!


Each year of this challenge, we have asked you to identify your local emrgency manager, connect with them and share that you are taking the 30 Days, 30 Ways Challenge. Connecting with your local emerency management office, and knowing where to find critical information before, during and after an emergency is an important part of any disaster communication plan. For our 10th anniversary, why change what isn’t broken? Besides, we would love to see EVERYONE taking and sharing the 30 Days, 30 Ways Challenge!

Level Up: 5 pts Share with us your trusted sources for info? How do you verify information is accurate?

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 3 ways you can complete this task:

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

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 4: What’s Stopping You?

Have you heard how a person can get into an argument with their boss at work and be so frustrated they go home and pick a fight with their spouse, who then yells at their kid? The kid doesn’t have anyone to get mad at, so he kicks the dog. That’s stress, and that’s not a good way to relieve it!
In our fast-paced world, stress has become a regular part of our lives and it hurts us, both physically and psychologically. What’s stopping you from making at least one change in your life to help it?

DAY 4 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    For today’s challenge, tell us how you recognize you are becoming overwhelmed with stress, and one change you are going to make to help reduce it?

Level Up: 5 pts Check in with us by the end of the month and tell us how you’ve done.

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 3 ways you can complete this task:

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

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 3: Safe Travels

Trains, planes, automobiles… The bus, a bicycle, light rail, subway, and our own two feet. There are so many methods of transportation. My husband drives quite a lot for his work, so making sure he has a safe vehicle is important to us. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year; on average that’s 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.

DAY 3 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts  For today’s challenge, we want you to tell us the safety features for your primary mode of transportation. Include a photo of a caution sign, warning, or notice alerting you to a potential hazard or safety feature.  

Level Up: 5 pts What extra safety considerations do you take when you travel, whether for daily activities or for vacation.

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 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.)
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

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 2: A Day Off – FlashBack Post – 2010

Today not only are we flashing back to a post from our first challenge 10 years ago, we have a special guest! I’d like you all to meet Cheryl. Cheryl was the person that started this challenge 10 years ago. Today she is joining us once again to bring you our challenge! Cheryl, can you tell us how us how you came up with the 30 Days, 30 Ways idea, and share with us todays challenge?

Today is a national holiday in the United States called “Labor Day” and yet for many, this will be, ironically, a day off work. However, in thinking about emergency preparedness, there is no rest allowed. Your loved ones may need you to be physically fit in order help them survive. While we may not like to hear this, evidence shows that the people more likely to survive a disaster are those who exercise and keep their bodies in shape to the best of their abilities.

DAY 2 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    So, today’s task is physical. Go for a walk, jog, play some basketball. Do something to improve your personal health. 

Level Up: 5 pts We didn’t have “level ups” when we started this challenge so no level up for day 2. You get a free pass.

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 3 ways you can complete this task:

  1. Put your answer on our Facebook Fan Page or
  2. Provide the answer on Twitter (Please include @30Days_30ways or hashtag #30Days30Ways in any tweets.)
  3. Email us at info@30Days30ways.com

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.

Task1: Let’s Get Started – Look For Exit Signs

Hey Everyone, Welcome to 30 Days, 30 Ways 2019! Its Eric from the 30 Days Gang, and I would like to introduce you to Jodi. You will be seeing Jodi a lot over the next 30 Days as she helps bring us our challenges for this year!

Over the years I’ve heard a variety of safety tips — two have become a habit for me. First, when I board an airplane I always count the number of rows between my seat and the closest exit. Second, when I’m in a hotel, I count the number of doorways between my room and the nearest exit stairwell. Why? In an emergency, it may be dark, there may be smoke, there may be a lot of things happening, but having this information will help me to feel and count my way to safety.

If you need to evacuate a building quickly, knowing where the emergency exits are in advance can be lifesaving. Kids have fire drills in school to learn how to stop what they are doing and quickly, calmly, and immediately leave the building. The need for that knowledge doesn’t stop once we become adults.

DAY 1 Challenge:1-3, or 5 pts    Today we want you to think about the buildings where you spend the majority of your time – work, school, church, your recreational activities. Tell us two ways that you can evacuate the building and how you would find the exit if it was dark, smoky, and you couldn’t see the exit sign.

Level Up: 5 pts Name two other places where it would be good to know the location of the emergency exits, and how you could find your way out in a chaotic situation.  

 

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 3 ways you can complete this task:

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

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 30: What Did We Miss?

images (44)We are at the end of another National Preparedness Month and 30 Days, 30 Ways Challenge.  We hope everyone who played, watched, and lurked throughout the month gained something from the challenge.  As we mentioned at the beginning of the month, we created this challenge in hopes of changing behaviors about being prepared for emergencies.    We hope just because the month is over, your desire to be prepared is just getting started.  

Look for a new twist to 30 Days, 30 Ways for 2017 coming in December!!  We cannot to wait to share a new twist on the challenge.

As we say good bye for another year, We want to say thank you to everyone who took the challenge.  From those that this was your first year, to those that have been with us since the beginning, we cannot say THANK YOU enough!!

 

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DAY 30 ACTIVITY:  

2 Pts –    Each Year we try to mix it up and keep it fresh… what is something we didn’t cover this year that you believe is important and want to share with other?

Bonus:  Create a task around the topic we didn’t cover.  Who know’s you may be part of our Challenge next year!!

LETS START A CONVERSATION!  Add the following “Twibbon” to your Facebook, or Twitter Profile Picture!!  Thanks to our friends at Sacramento County Office  Emergency Services, with a couple clicks you can show your support for National Preparedness Month!!  Click the picture to add the Twibbon to your accounts!!

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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