Join Anaheim Fire & Rescue for the Great California Shakeout
October 15 be Prepared to Shake!
ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 6, 2015) – At 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, Anaheim Fire & Rescue invites you to join millions of people in schools, businesses and households to participate in the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. This drill reinforces the importance of “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” and other emergency plans in the event of an earthquake.
“You and your family could be in any location when an earthquake occurs,” said Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy R. Bruegman. “This drill takes only a minute to practice, but in the event of an earthquake you will instinctively know how to respond.”
In addition to the immediate steps of “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” consider the following safety tips:
- After earthquakes, always use flashlights for light
- DO NOT use candles, lighters or open flames
- Until you know that there is no gas leak, DO NOT use your electrical appliances, light stitches or other devices as they can cause a spark
- Be sure to check vents to make sure nothing separated before using your water heater or furnace.
“Through the involvement and participation in the Great California ShakeOut, we hope to educate and prepare our residents,” said Battalion Chief Tim Adams, who leads Fire’s Emergency Management and Preparedness Section. “Personal preparedness is the best tool you can have to be ready, respond to, and recover from an earthquake.”
To learn more about the Great California ShakeOut and other opportunities to participate, please visit Shakeout.org. For more information on the City’s Emergency Management and Preparedness efforts, please visit Anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM -The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.