Get ready for the Great Washington Shakeout Thurs., Oct. 18

Dear Colleagues,

The annual October event, The Great ShakeOut, has become part of the Shoreline Community College culture with staff, faculty, and students participating annually. This year’s shakeout event is on Thurs., Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m.

The ShakeOut has been an excellent awareness tool for encouraging all departments on our campus to prepare for emergencies and disasters. This year, areas of the U.S. were severely impacted by hurricanes and wildfires, and our Pacific Northwest region can also be potentially impacted by a different natural hazard threat: earthquakes. So please remember to Drop, Cover, & Hold On.

This year Shoreline Community College will be participating in this worldwide earthquake preparedness awareness effort by testing a classroom alert notification system called LYNX. All smart classrooms on campus have a LYNX software program enabled and located on the instructor’s main computer. The LYNX system will allow Shoreline Emergency Management team members to send an alert communication inside the classrooms via projection screen. Once the LYNX message has been received, instructors can easily clear out of the screen by pressing the escape button. If you are interested in how LYNX alert system works, please view the LYNX training video posted on CANVAS.

When:
The ShakeOut for this year is scheduled for October 18, 2018 at 10:18 a.m. Everyone on campus is encouraged to participate.

What to Do:
At Shoreline, college officials suggest three things to get ready for the Great Washington Shakeout drill:

#1. Read the plan
– Go to http://www.shoreline.edu/safetyandsecurity/emergency-preparedness.aspx to see Shoreline’s emergency preparedness information and the Emergency Management Response plan.
– Go to  https://www.shakeout.org/washington/

#2. Make sure you that you are signed up to receive the campus RAVE ALERT messages
– Go to https://www.shoreline.edu/Connect to add phone numbers and additional email accounts to your message preferences

#3. Do the drill on Oct. 18th at 10:18 a.m.
If it is appropriate for where you are:
DROP to the ground
– Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table
HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops

In addition, demonstrations of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) and Stryker evacuation chairs will take place from 11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 18th, in the main lobby of 9000 Building.

Remember, the LYNX message will only be a test.

Respectfully,
Edwin Lucero
Shoreline Community College
Director | Safety, Security & Emergency Management

Earthquake Preparedness

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