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MySafe:LA, LAFD, CHLA Student Rescue Drill

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October 18, 2012, 9 - 11:15 am, Drill at Harvard Elementary School

Event location:
Harvard Elementary School
330 North Harvard Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 (Map)

Event Contact:
Cameron, Barrett, MySafe:LA, cameron.barrett@mysafela.org, 949.307.4359


Summary:
In addition to the 10:18AM Great ShakeOut drill on the morning of 10/18/12, MySafe:LA, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Fire Department will conduct a realistic drill and demonstration at Harvard Elementary School.


Full Description:
In addition to the 10:18AM Great ShakeOut drill on the morning of 10/18/12, MySafe:LA, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Fire Department will conduct a realistic drill and demonstration at Harvard Elementary School.

ATTENTION MEDIA: The school has been cleared for film crews and photographers, with great photo opportunities throughout the presentation and drill.

The Schedule for the event is as follows:
9:00 AM – presentation to 400 students - presentation will include MySafe:LA members, FEMA search dog handler Margaret Stewart and K9 Bo, and LAFD Engine 52 and rescue ambulance 52 and EMS 5 (Medical Supervisor)
10:18AM – Great Shakeout drill (everyone will drop, cover, and hold on)
10:20AM – All classrooms evacuate to the playground per Harvard Elementary's usual disaster practice
10:25 AM – It is determined that one classroom has trapped students and one student is missing and the LAFD is requested via 911
10:30 AM – LAFD resources arrive on scene - FEMA search dog handler Margaret Stewart and K9 Bo, and LAFD Engine 52 and rescue ambulance 52 and EMS 5 (Medical Supervisor)
10:30 AM - firefighters begin rescuing students
10:35 AM - FEMA search dog and handler search for missing student
11:15 AM - Drill Concludes
Highlights include

- Realistic Drill
- Exclusive preliminary and post drill interviews with MySafe:LA and LAFD officers may be scheduled
- Our safety ambassador is LA Lakers star Pau Gasol (Earthquake Shakeout PSA with Pau Gasol is available to media for broadcast)
MySafe:LA is the official fire and life safety education partner of the LAFD. We educate children and seniors re: fire & life safety year round at schools, rec centers, libraries and museums.




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The Great California ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!