The Great ShakeOut Get Ready 

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Are you ready for the BIG ONE?

DROP, COVER & HOLD ON as CSU Channel Islands participates in the annual California Great Shakeout on October 21, 2010 at 10:21 am.  For years, scientists have been predicting the next big earthquake to hit California. Though we don’t know when, we do know it WILL happen!  It is vitally important to be prepared when it does. DROP, COVER & HOLD ON. Drop where you are, Cover your head or get under a sturdy desk or table. Hold on to something sturdy. Stay in place until the shaking stops.To prepare for this and other major drills, CSU Channel Islands has been conducting regular building evacuation drills each semester to test and verify the building fire and evacuation notification alarms.  The University has appointed Building Marshals to assist in the orderly evacuation, and the coordination at the designated gathering points, for each building. They are the direct link to police and fire responders and are responsible for disseminating important information. In the event of a real earthquake emergency, occupants would DROP, COVER & HOLD ON. After the shaking stops it may be necessary to evacuate their building in an orderly fashion.

For information regarding the Building Marshal program, and to develop your personal evacuation plan, please visit the emergency preparedness web page at:

For more information about the California Great Shakeout contact Sergeant Jeff Cowgill at 437-8444.