It’s almost here–the Great Utah Shakeout 2012–the largest earthquake exercise in Utah history. On Tuesday, April 17, at 10:15 a.m., everyone on campus will be asked to practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On followed by building evacuation to Emergency Assembly Points (EAPs) outside.
The 45-minute exercise will focus on safety during the first few minutes of an earthquake—knowing the right things to do to prevent becoming a victim. FEMA in Denver, the State of Utah, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, the University, some surrounding counties, and private citizens are planning to participate.
EAP maps, updated schedules, explanations, and additional earthquake preparedness information are online. Representatives from FEMA and the State Office of Emergency Management will be on campus to observe and participate. Be part of the largest emergency exercise in campus history while practicing to survive an earthquake. Free hygiene kits, information, emergency supplies and a chance to win an iPad2 for those who participate. Information about the regional drill itself is available here. For more information or to schedule a Shakeout presentation for your department, contact Marty Shaub.