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By Breeonne Baxter on October 4, 2018
This October, practice the Great BC ShakeOut, an annual province-wide earthquake drill on Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. Emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. It is only a one-minute commitment for something that can save your life.
Quake Cottage Canada returns to UBC – faculty, staff, and students are invited to ride the earthquake simulator to experience what it’s like to go through a major earthquake. Risk Management will be there to answer any questions you have about emergency preparedness and how to be better prepared. The Quake Cottage will be set-up at University Commons, outside the AMS Student Nest, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on Oct. 17.
Want to learn more about earthquake preparedness at UBC? Visit the Risk Management site at http://rms.ubc.ca/emergency/emergency-procedures/earthquake/.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 28, 2017
This October, Risk Management Services invites you to focus on emergency preparedness, through two events on campus: IBC Shake Zone and ShakeOut BC. Practice what to do when an earthquake strikes, and once the shaking stops. Learn more about emergency preparedness and what to do in the event of an earthquake.
UBC Risk Management Services has invited the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) to set-up a portable earthquake simulator on Main Mall Plaza, by the AMS Student Nest. The Shake Zone is a portable earthquake simulator for riders to experience the “intensity” of a large earthquake. Riders in the simulator will experience about 25 seconds of motion.
Participate in the 2017 Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill by practicing DROP! COVER! HOLD ON! Wait for the shaking to stop and count to 60 to allow time for debris to fall, before moving. If you’re outside, stay outside. If you’re inside, stay inside, unless there is a fire or the building is in danger of collapsing. If you’re in a moving vehicle, stop in a clear area, away from falling debris, and stay inside the vehicle. ShakeOut BC is a timely annual reminder for everyone to learn the risks, get prepared, and make a plan in the event of an earthquake.
We all have a role in making our campus safe. Be pro-active, and learn more about emergency preparedness at rms.ubc.ca/emergency.
By Breeonne Baxter on October 1, 2015
Please share this with your faculty and staff
To help the campus community prepare for an earthquake the University is participating in the province-wide ShakeOut BC earthquake preparedness exercise on Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. to Drop, Cover and Hold on.
Practicing what to do in an earthquake helps you be ready to react quickly, as does knowing what to do afterwards.
ShakeOut BC is also a timely reminder to develop a self-recovery plan and to make or check your emergency kits. A thorough list of things to consider having in your emergency kit at work or at home can be found here. Emergency and first-aid kits can be purchased through St Johns, Canadian Safety Supplies, 72 Hours and the Red Cross.
If you’ve registered for UBC Alert, you’ll receive a text message at 10.15 a.m. – this alert will clearly state that this is a drill. UBC Alert is an important part of maintaining safety and security during an emergency so it is important that your phone number is up to date in Self-Service: log onto www.msp.ubc.ca to make sure your information is correct.