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September 30, 2015

JIBC participating in the 2015 Great British Columbia ShakeOut

Students, visitors, faculty and staff to drop, cover and hold on on October 15, 2015

Drop Cover and Hold On

At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, 2015, 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 600,000 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 15:

  • An air horn will sound at all JIBC campuses at 10:15 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 with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.

Tags: earthquake drill, emergency preparedness, ShakeOut

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