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ShakeOut BC earthquake drill
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 10:21am
Safety and emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility. Each of us has a role to play.
Whether you’re at home or on campus, we encourage you to join SFU in the annual Great BC ShakeOut earthquake drill on October 21st at 10:21am.
What is ShakeOut BC?
The Great BC ShakeOut is an annual province-wide earthquake drill that provides each of us a valuable opportunity to practice the internationally recognized “Drop, Cover, Hold on” procedures. It also gives us an opportunity to test our emergency alert communications tools.
- Drop, cover, and hold on under a desk, table, interior wall or corner
- Wait 60 seconds after the shaking stops
- Proceed to the designated assembly area
- In a car - Pull over. Avoid overhead structures (i.e. bridges and overpasses). Set the parking brake and stay inside.
- On a bus - Stay seated until the bus stops. Drop, cover and hold on until the shaking stops. Stay inside if it is safe.
- If you can, follow the drop, cover, hold-on procedure
- If you are in a wheel chair, move to an inner wall if safe to do so. Lock the brakes and cover your head with your arms
- If available use a blanket or pillow to shield your face from falling debris/glass
- When the shaking stops move to refuge areas
2) “Drop, cover, hold on” at 10:21am
Wherever you are at 10:21am practice "Drop, cover, hold on” procedures and follow along to the ShakeOut video. Encourage drill participation in your classrooms and/or work spaces.
3) ShakeOut at a distance
Show us your best “DROP, COVER, HOLD ON” @SFU 's social channels with the hashtag #SFUshakeout during the scheduled drill on October 21, 10:21am
4) Get prepared
Explore our preparedness resources: