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September 29, 2013

JIBC participating in the 2013 Great British Columbia ShakeOut

"Drop, Cover and Hold on" for earthquake safety

JIBC will be participating in ShakeOut BC on October 17, 2013 at 10:17 a.m., the largest earthquake drill in BC history.

BC is located in a seismically active region, and each year a few thousand earthquakes occur in, and adjacent to, the province. The threat of a major earthquake in the province is real and all British Columbians must know how to be prepared.

The ShakeOut drill is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.

Drop, cover and hold on at JIBC campuses, on October 17, 2013:

  1. An air horn will sound on JIBC campuses at 10:17 am.
  2. Students, faculty and staff will Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk, and Hold On to it as if a major earthquake were happening (stay down for 60 seconds).
  3. An air horn will sound again once the drill is over.

JIBC is encouraging students, faculty and staff at all JIBC campuses to participate in this important exercise.

For more information, visit the Great British Columbia ShakeOut website.

drop, cover & hold on

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