Southwestern College

During an earthquake:
  1. Stay in the building. Do not evacuate.
  2. DROP, take shelter under tables, desks, in doorways and similar places. Keep away from overhead fixtures, windows, filling cabinets and bookcases. COVER your head and neck with your arms. HOLD the position until the ground stops shaking.
  3. Assist any disabled persons in the area and find a safe place for them.
  4. If you are outside, stay outside. Move to an open area away from buildings, trees, power lines and roadways.

After an earthquake:

  1. Check for injuries. If qualified, give first aid: otherwise, seek help.
  2. Check for safety hazards: fire, electrical, gas leaks, water supply, etc. Coordinate with your supervisor and begin turning off all potentially hazardous equipment such as gas and electrical appliances.
  3. Do not use telephones, cellular/mobile phones or roads unless necessary. Keep them open for emergency use.
  4. Prepared for aftershocks.
  5. Cooperate, keep informed and remain calm.
  6. DO NOT RETURN to a building unless told to do so by the College Police or an Emergency Preparedness Team Leader.

If evacuation is ordered:

  1. Seek out any disabled or injured persons in the area and give assistance.
  2. Beware of falling debris or electrical wires as you exit.
  3. Go to designated evacuation area and wait for further instructions from emergency personnel.

Note: In the event of a major emergency, the President will activate the Emergency Preparedness Plan. Information will be posted at the Command Center, Building 100, depending on the damage and nature of the emergency.

Last updated: 3/15/2013 1:47:39 PM