This October, practice how to be better prepared in the event of an earthquake. ShakeOut is a timely reminder for UBC and individuals to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and practice what to do should an earthquake strike. Earthquakes may happen anywhere you work, live, or travel, and it is important for everyone to know how to protect themselves and what to do should an earthquake occur.
Get Ready to ShakeOut: October 18, 10:18 a.m.
Join us and practice the Great BC ShakeOut, an annual province-wide earthquake drill at the specified time, which is October 18 at 10:18 a.m. Emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations agree that Drop, Cover, and Hold On is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. It is only a one-minute commitment for something that can save your life.
- DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
- Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
- HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.
- Count to 60 to allow time for debris to fall before moving.
Quake Cottage Earthquake Simulator: October 17, 2018
Quake Cottage Canada is back this year! Faculty, staff, and students are invited to ride the earthquake simulator to experience what it’s like to go through a major earthquake. Our team here at RMS will be here to answer any questions you have about emergency preparedness and how to be better prepared. The Quake Cottage will be set-up at University Commons, outside the AMS Student Nest from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 17.
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October 17, University Commons | Quake Cottage Earthquake Simulator
October 18, 10:18 a.m. | ShakeOut BC