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September 26, 2014

JIBC participating in the 2014 Great British Columbia ShakeOut

Drop, Cover, Hold On Photo

 

At 10:16 a.m. on October 16, 2014, students, visitors, faculty and staff at all Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) campuses will drop, cover and hold on as part of the Great British Columbia ShakeOut.

JIBC will be participating in the annual ShakeOut drill with more than 500,000 people in the province, and millions of others around the world.

B.C. is located in a seismically active region where more than a thousand earthquakes occur each year. The threat of a major earthquake in the province grows each year and the Great British Columbia ShakeOut is an opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes. The goal is to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.

What to do during the drill

JIBC is encouraging everyone at all JIBC campuses throughout the province to participate in this important exercise. On October 16:

  • An air horn will sound at all JIBC campuses at 10:16 a.m.
  • Students, visitors, faculty and staff will drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk, and hold on to it for 60 seconds as if a major earthquake were happening.
  • An air horn will sound again once the drill is over.

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

About Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator. Our specialized programs lead to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates in Policing, Investigations, Emergency Management, Firefighting, Paramedicine, Sheriffs, Corrections, Counselling, Leadership, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, and Driver Training. JIBC also provides customized contract training to domestic and international governments, agencies and organizations. Our approach to education emphasizes applied learning and realistic simulations, delivered by instructors who are experienced practitioners. Our students’ work makes communities safer, and helps people in need, throughout B.C., across Canada and around the world.

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Last updated November 13, 2014