Cerro Coso Community College

Drop ! Cover! Hold On!

ShakeOut Earthquake Drill October 19, 10:19am

On Thursday, October 19, 2017 Cerro Coso Community College will participate in the Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

This is only a drill.

At 10:19 a.m. a fire alarm/megaphone will indicate the earthquake has begun.

DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protect you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.

COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand.

  • If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter
  • If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)
  • Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs

HOLD ON until shaking stops

  • Under shelter; hold on to it with one hand, be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts
  • No shelter; hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.

Official rescue teams, emergency preparedness experts, and others recommend “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” as the best way, in most situations, to protect yourself during earthquake shaking.

A page on the classroom/office phone system will indicate the earth has stopped shaking, and it is time to evacuate the buildings to the appropriate evacuation site. Any person in a wheelchair, on crutches, or immobile should remain in the classroom/work area with a designated person. Faculty, administrators, and staff should report this to the Evacuation Area Supervisor for assistance.

A text message of the CC Alert System will indicate that all are accounted for and the drill is now complete. Please report back to the classroom and workstations.

Thank you for participating in this very important drill.

Get Ready to Shake Out.

Date & Time: 
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:20 am to 10:20 am

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