The Great California ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake-safety exercise, is happening Thursday morning at 10:20, and the Academy is participating! At 10:20, a security staff member will be making a minute-long announcement over the building’s loudspeaker. Basically, the idea is for you to act as if a real quake is happening, so you should:
Drop (crouch down), cover (get underneath your desk or something sturdy), and hold (stay in this position for the duration of the drill).
As your friendly neighborhood floor warden, I will be out in the main area of the library making sure that students are participating. Circ Desk staff members, please make sure you participate as well! If someone is at the Circ Desk when the alarm goes, inform them of what’s going on and that both you and they will need to participate, and that you will continue their transaction when the drill is done. Other staff members, I’m not going to be going into your office to make sure you are under your desk, but it’s not a bad idea for you to practice your earthquake safety skills…
If you have any questions, please let me know!