MSJC staff and students participate in The Great California Shake Out
Students and staff at Mt. San Jacinto College campuses jumped under desks or took cover as part of the statewide Great California Shake Out drill on October 20.
The drill, practiced at colleges and universities throughout the state, started at 10:20 a.m. with bull horns announcing the drill that helps prepare Californians for an actual earthquake. Sirens sounded as students and staff practiced the Drop, Cover & Hold-On Drill.
The simulation is designed to help students, faculty and staff practice safety tips in the event of an actual earthquake. For the past several weeks, MSJC has been providing information on safety tips at work and around the home in the event of an earthquake. The college has organized informational workshops and hosted events to make students, faculty and staff aware. MSJC will used its MSJC-Alert system to send e-mails, text messages and phone calls to students and employees to remind them of the Oct. 20 drill.
Go to www.shakeout.org to learn more about how to prepare and protect yourself and your family during an earthquake.
Photos by Terri Orchard, Bruce Brady and Anna Stirling