Great Utah Shake Out

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Kennedy Jane recognizes the importance of being prepared for an emergency at any time! In an emergency, a crayon will stay brightly lit for 20-30 minutes. Photo By: Kaitlyn Bown

Kennedy Jane recognizes the importance of being prepared for an emergency at any time! In an emergency, a crayon will stay brightly lit for 20-30 minutes.
Photo By: Kaitlyn Bown

Snow College Public Safety would like students to be ready and prepared for the 2015 “Great Utah Shake Out.” The college suggests that Snow College students participate in the event on April 16, 2015.

The “Great Utah Shake Out” is an event that takes place statewide to focus attention on being prepared for an earthquake.   The college will be participating in the event and wants Snow students and faculty to be prepared.

On the morning of April 16, the college will be testing the emergency alert system starting at approximately 10:15.

Four steps are to be discussed in case of an actual earthquake.  Everyone should be aware of the following steps:

The first step that everyone should be aware of is to “drop, cover, and hold on.” If a real earthquake were to take place, it is important to drop to the ground and then find somewhere to take cover over your head and then your body if possible.  After this, hold on until the shaking subsides.

The second step to take during an earthquake is to check for injuries in the immediate area. After the shaking has stopped, check to see if there are injured people in the area.  An attempt should be made to assist these people.

Evacuate the building- this is the third step to take after an earthquake.  This step should be taken with caution because there could be falling objects and exposed wires that could cause harm.  Help others evacuate if possible and evacuate to an open area.

The fourth and final step is to “have available your personal 72 hour emergency kit. These should be made in advance in case of an emergency and should include food, water, clothing, blankets, work gloves, medications, other personal care items, etc.

Bob Wright, chief of Snow College Public Safety would like to thank Snow College students and faculty for participating in this important emergency preparedness exercise in advance.

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