During an earthquake: drop, cover and hold on until the tremors pass. (Be aware of possible after shocks). The Central Command Post & Emergency Personnel will be automatically activated by the particular emergency.
Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety
See official FEMA RECOMMENDATION:
General Precaution for All Personnel during an Earthquake
During the Quake - If Outside:
- Avoid high buildings, walls, power poles and other objects that could fall.
- Move to open areas away from all hazards.
- If in an automobile, stop in the safest place possible, preferably in an open area.
During the Quake - If Inside:
- Take shelter in a corner away from windows, in a strong doorway, under a desk or heavy table.
- Watch out for falling plaster, bricks, light fixtures, etc.
- Stay away from windows, mirrors, and chimneys.
- Do not dash for exits, since stairway may be broken or jammed with people.
- Do not attempt to exit via an elevator.
After the Quake - If Outside:
- Assist injured as capabilities and necessity requires.
- Report to Central Command Post as soon as possible.
- Remain in a safe evacuation area unless directed otherwise by Central Command Post.
- Be cautious when entering buildings, as heavily damaged buildings or walls may collapse without warning.
- Assist in evacuation of injured to first aid stations as directed by the Central Command Post.
After the Quake - If Inside:
- If injured seriously or trapped, remain calm, attempt to determine injuries, call out for help at infrequent intervals.
- Leave place of shelter cautiously, watch out for objects about to fall, weakened floors, broken glass, etc.
- Assist others in need as you can.
- Remain close to walls when moving about as floors may give way in the center from quake damage.
- Do not attempt to move seriously injured personnel unless they are in immediate danger of further injury (fire, etc.)
- Do not touch downed power lines or objects in contact with power lines.
- Do not use matches, lighters, or open flame appliances until certain there are not gas leaks.
Report to the Central Command Post as soon as possible
Get a copy of the Earthquake brochure. (click here for the pdf file)