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SHAKE OUT SAN DIEGO: STUDENTS AND LOCAL EXPERTS PRACTICE EARTHQUAKE DRILL

October 17, 2013, 10:10 - 11 am, Demonstration at Lewis Middle School

Event location:
Lewis Middle School
5170 Greenbrier Ave. (Allied Gardens)
San Diego, CA (Map)

Event Contact:
Courtney Pendleton, Red Cross, courtney.pendleton@redcross.org , 858-205-0148


Summary:
As part of the Great ShakeOut drill, middle school students will demonstrate the Drop, Cover, Hold on technique, the safest response to an earthquake. Local experts in geology, fire and preparedness will be available for interviews about the potential for San Diego earthquakes and the fire danger that occurs after a quake.


Full Description:
SHAKE OUT SAN DIEGO:
STUDENTS PRACTICE EARTHQUAKE DRILL
Emergency Officials Remind San Diegans to Practice, Plan for Quakes
WHAT: People living in earthquake prone areas like the San Diego region, need to be ready and know what to do during an earthquake. If your family is not at home when an earthquake hits, do you know what to do?
As part of the Great ShakeOut drill, middle school students will demonstrate the Drop, Cover, Hold on technique, the safest response to an earthquake. San Diego City Schools and the Red Cross are among more than 820,000 San Diegans registered to participate in the earthquake drill. Worldwide, more than 9.4 million people have joined the drill.

Local experts in geology, fire and preparedness will be available for interviews about the potential for San Diego earthquakes and the fire danger that occurs after a quake. The fire chiefs will walk through a campus with school administrator to show how to mitigate this danger after an earthquake.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
10:15 a.m. – CAMERA ARRIVAL ON-CAMPUS
10:25 a.m. -- ShakeOut Drill, Interviews

WHO: Students
Chief Thom Porter, San Diego County Fire Authority and CAL FIRE Unit Chief
Battalion Chief Dan Froelich, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
Tony Young, CEO, American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter
Pat Abbott, Geologist

VISUALS: Middle school students practicing to “Drop, Cover and Hold On”
All speakers available for interviews.
Fire chiefs pointing out potential post-earthquake fire hazards.





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©2014 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
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!