Earthquake Safety 2018

Great Oregon ShakeOut Earthquake Safety Education 2018

If you are not already signed up to participate, Herron Law Team invites you to participate in the 2018 Great ShakeOut Campaign.  The Great ShakeOut is a global campaign designed to provide education about earthquake readiness and provide an opportunity to practice earthquake safety.  There are many areas of the world that are subject to this natural phenomenon, including Oregon – practicing earthquake readiness will help you to be prepared if you do experience an earthquake.

What: The Great ShakeOut – worldwide drills which provide an opportunity for earthquake preparedness.  The drills are organized regionally by a range of local partners, including FEMA, the Red Cross, and the Earthquake Safety Alliance.

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 10:18 a.m.

Why: Many areas of the globe are prone to earthquakes.  You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes – at home, work, school or even on vacation.  Great ShakeOut drills are a great opportunity to provide education on earthquake safety and practice the recommended response, on what to do before, during and after the drill.  Currently, over 19.5 million participants globally are registered to participate!

How: Register your organization’s participation on the website (click on Oregon region).  Once you register, you will see that the site has a wide variety of planning tools and information for you to use to plan as elaborate or as basic an event as you want. For Frequently Asked Questions, visit the FAQ page.

Action: Drop, Cover & Hold On for 60 seconds – this is the response you will be practicing.  The Great ShakeOut site has a resources page for drill broadcasts, web graphics, earthquake safety guides, and drill manuals.  The above website has links to register your company’s participation, as well as tools to use to promote participation in your workplace and to inform employees of how to respond in an earthquake (Drop! Cover! Hold On!).

Call Herron Law at 503-699-6496 if you have any questions.

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