Though it is an unlikely occurrence, a disaster may strike at any time. However, there are measures we can take to make sure we are as prepared as possible. One fun and effective way of preparing for disaster is by playing online simulation games! Emergency management specialists have developed video games for people of all ages to experience how they would react to and prepare for a disaster. Check out one of the links below and get started!
- For those in elementary school, there are a few options. First, FEMA has developed a game called Disaster Master. In this game, there are 8 levels of emergencies to conquer. You are placed in an emergency situation with the Disaster Master and it is up to you to make the right choices and stay safe! Check out Disaster Master by clicking HERE. Another option is a game called Disaster Hero. Here, you can create your own hero avatar and battle one of four enemies, each representing a different type of disaster. This interactive game tests your knowledge of disaster response in a fun and fast-paced way! Check out Disaster Hero by clicking HERE.
- For an older crowd, the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction has created a simulation game called Stop Disasters. Here you are placed into a setting similar to strategy or simulation video game and asked how you would prepare your town for various disasters with a given amount of money. There are 3 levels you may play the game on and 5 types of disasters to prepare for. If the right choices are made, you will be able to save the lives of everyone in your town! Check out Stop Disasters by clicking HERE.