Public Safety: Great Utah Shake Out Goals

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Jesse Porter, Moira Facer and Tanner Lewis demonstrate the wrong way to evacuate during an emergency such as an earthquake. As students, we are preparing for the great Utah shake out. Photo by Katrina Christensen

Jesse Porter, Moira Facer and Tanner Lewis demonstrate the wrong way to evacuate during an emergency such as an earthquake. As students, we are preparing for the great Utah shake out. Photo by Katrina Christensen

Snow College Public Safety wants to make sure that everyone is prepared for The Great Utah Shake Out that will take place on April 16, 2015.

Bob Wright, Snow College Emergency Manager,  and the rest of the Public Safety Officers have come up with some goals that they would like students and faculty to be aware of:

  • To bring a greater awareness within our college community relating to earthquake preparedness.
  • To bring a greater awareness to the actions each person needs to take when an earthquake happens. i.e. drop, cover, hold on until the shaking stops, then evacuate the building safely.
  • Test the college’s Emergency Siren Alert System.
  • Test the college’s digital Emergency Alert System (Blackboard Connect). If you are not signed up for this, contact Bob for more information at 435-283-7170.

To hear and review the sounds of the sirens please go to the Snow College web page, then to “Public Safety.” From there you can click on the “Emergency Sirens” to hear the tones for both “shelter in place” and “evacuate.”

Bob Wright says, “It is important to review these tones so you are ready if the sirens go off.”

Students are strongly encouraged to take an active part in the drill on April 16 starting at 10:15a.m. and going until about 10:30a.m.

“Keep in mind that emergency preparedness relates to when an emergency happens, not if some day an emergency happens!” said Bob.

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