Bakersfield College

Shake Out!

Shake Out. Don't Freak Out 10/19 10:19

On October 19, 2017, at 10:19 AM Bakersfield College will participate in the Great California Shakeout to test the college's response to potential disasters.

What to Do on October 19

At 10:19 AM

Classes will stop. DROP, COVER and HOLD ON:

  1. DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.
  2. COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand
    • If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter
    • If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)
    • Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs
  3. HOLD ON until shaking stops
    • Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts
    • No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands

From the Great California Shake Out

Read more information about being prepared with the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety for College Students

At 10:21 AM

Fire alarms will activate and all buildings will be evactuated. Building marshals assigned to each building will send runners to the Incident Command Center.

Returning to Buildings

The Incident Command Center will wait until all areas have reported in before stopping the fire alarms. Once the building fire alarms have silenced you may re-enter the building.