Platoon 3 - Jacinto
The objectives of the earthquake drill are:
To ensure the safety of a student, parent, teachers and
staff during and after an earthquake
To train the school community on life saving skills.
To give hands on experience on the earthquake and fire
safety through mock drills.
To spread the culture of disaster preparedness.
Before the Drill
Every one should be mentally prepared.
Knows the basic steps and;
Listen carefully to the instructor.
3. Tall, Heavy Lamps
4. Hanging Plants
5. Heavy Objects on Walls
6. Windows, Air Conditioners / PA Systems
7. Light Fixtures
8. Desks by Windows, etc.
9. Heavy Pictures
10. Gas Stoves
Head Count or Roll Call
During the alarm stage, those involved in
the drill are alerted by a loud warning
device; such as a bell or buzzer. This must
be a pre-arranged signal known by
everyone, so that all will respond
During the response stage, everyone drop on
the floor. Look for cover such as under a heavy
desk, table, chair, bed or under a door jamb.
Make sure you move away from windows, glass
or light fixtures. If there is not cover available,
crouch and try to protect your head. And, hold
properly the cover, so it wont move.
Drop, Cover, and Hold On
After remaining in your respective safeplace until the shaking has stopped, persons should then evacuate the
building. The evacuation proceeds through
pre-determined safe routes and evacuees
gather outside in a safe area away from
buildings, fences, walls, electricity poles,
bridges and trees.
At the assembly stage, the evacuees are
grouped in order of classrooms,
departments or floors – whichever is more
convenient to facilitate the next step,
which is roll call. It is also advisable to
have a buddy.
During the roll call, teachers, floor
wardens, or others designated beforehand determine if everyone is present. Check your buddy if he/she is still with
you. With this it is much easier to know if
someone is missing. In the event of a real
earthquake, a search and rescue team
would have to be dispatched to look for
After the roll call, there should be an evaluation
where the institution identifies snags in the drill,
problem areas, or potential problem areas.
Remember that only by practicing will occupants
of a building be reasonably sure that in the event
of a serious earthquake they will be able to
Earthquake drill is a practice for safety
measure to ensure that people know what
to do if earthquake occur.
Don’t panic and remember the
“DROP, COVER, and HOLD”
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