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October 18, 2017 - 9:51 am
Camosun Staff

DROP, COVER and HOLD ON this Thursday October 19, 2017 @ 10:20am


This Thursday, October 19, Camosun will participate in the Great BC ShakeOut earthquake exercise.

Students, staff and faculty at both campuses will be alerted to Drop, Cover and Hold-On, and to evacuate all buildings and go to a designated Emergency Assembly Point. 

  • When you hear the Start Signal at 10:20am — three (3) air-horn/whistle blasts, DROP, COVER and HOLD ON

  • If you are in a building and there is no cover (no tables, desks or chairs to hide under), get on the floor and curl up, protecting your head and neck with your arms

  • If you outside or in an open space, stop where you are, drop to the ground and curl up, protecting your head and neck with your arms

  • Remain in your safe position for one minute; the practice shaking stops when you hear the Shaking Stop Signal — one (1) air-horn/whistle blasts

  • Remain calm and check around to see if everybody is okay; consider possible hazards

  • Evacuate the building and go to your designated Emergency Assembly Point (EAP) - wardens will help guide you to the closest EAP


Stay at the Emergency Assembly Point until the EAP Coordinator signals the End of the Exercise  — two (2) air-horn/whistle blasts; return to your building



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