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In recent days, we have all been reminded that California’s relatively quake-free last two decades is the exception, not the norm. Disasters like the two major earthquakes that struck near Ridgecrest, CA last week can have a powerful effect on our communities. With this shaking at the front of everyone’s minds, we first wanted to refresh everyone’s memory on what you should do in the event of an earthquake. We'll start with basic tips, and then move on to what schools can and should do specifically. If you prefer videos, you can begin with our explainer below!
While it can be unpleasant or unsettling to think about, it is critical to examine and improve your own school community’s preparedness in responding to an earthquake. Here are some steps we recommend taking in the next few weeks and months to increase your school’s preparedness!
Again, these conversations are not easy, but they are important. It is always difficult to witness how communities are affected by serious emergencies such as these, as well as an important reminder that disasters can happen at any time.
If your community needs support of any kind in this planning or preparedness, please reach out to us at Joffe. We are a resource for you to utilize!
We also encourage you to use this opportunity to prioritize other emergency trainings (with Joffe or in-house) that you may want to provide your faculty and staff throughout the school year, and set aside calendar dates early if possible.