Cal Poly Pomona will participate in the Great California Shake Out on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m.
In conjunction with this event, the campus will conduct a campuswide building evacuation.
The earthquake drill begins at 10:17 a.m. with emergency alerts sent to university-owned computers and telephones. Students, faculty and staff should drop, cover and hold on for about a minute.
Shortly after, fire alarms will be activated in most campus buildings. Individuals should evacuate the buildings, gather at the evacuation assembly areas and check in with their evacuation coordinator. Students may check in at any evacuation assembly areas.
Evacuation coordinators, wearing neon green/yellow vests and hard hat, will assist with the evacuation and conduct the check-ins. The drill is expected to last 30 to 60 minutes.
In addition, the Safety Alert System will send alerts to cell phones, office phones, email and state-owned computers to members of the campus community. (Message delivery time may vary depending your location, WiFi or cellular connection, and cell phone service provider.)
To receive a Safety Alert, make sure your contact information is up to date in BroncoDirect.
“We encourage everyone to become familiar with the buildings you occupy and develop an evacuation plan before the drill,” said Ernie Fierro, interim emergency manager. “If you see someone that may need assistance, let them know you are available if there is a need.”
Other important things to note:
- When fire alarms are activated, the elevators will likely be out of service
- Individuals who require assistance in evacuating a building should plan ahead
- If you are assisting another person with evacuating, allow the person to explain how and what you can assist with
- If you have questions about updating your contact information in BroncoDirect, call the IT Service Desk at 909-869-3326
For more information about emergency preparation, visit the university’s Emergency Management website or check out this video.