CPP will participate in a campuswide earthquake and evacuation drill on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m. as part of the
At 10:18 a.m., classes and departments will discuss earthquake preparedness for about 15 minutes. The evacuation drill will begin at 10:33 a.m. coinciding with the university’s prompting people to drop, cover and hold on.
For the Safety Alert test, students, staff and faculty will receive a brief test message on their cell, home and office phones, as well as an email. To receive the alerts, be sure to update your contact information, including mobile phone, in .
This year, most of the buildings will be evacuated, with floor captains and building marshals facilitating the exercise and taking roll call of administrators and staff.
“The importance of the Great Shakeout is to get the campus community as prepared as possible,” said Whitney Fields, executive director of emergency management and business continuity. “We want to educate the students, staff and faculty on the different processes we have in place.”
The university’s first responders are trained and prepared, but every member of the campus community needs to know what to do in an earthquake.
For more information about emergency preparation, visit the university’s or check out this video: