On April 16, 2015, at 10:15 a.m., Salt Lake Community College will participate in the ShakeOut earthquake drill.
Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your college, and your community.
Each year, millions of people “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The ShakeOut, the world’s largest earthquake drill ever! Why is a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill important?
To respond quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you.
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.
If there isn’t a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.
Beginning summer semester, all students will be added to the school’s Emergency Alert System and receive critical messages about emergencies or disasters that may impact them.