Day Nursery Indy students DROP, COVER and HOLD ON

Yesterday morning more than 2.4 million people across nine states participated in the 2012 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.  The annual event was created as a tool to educate the general population what to do in an earthquake.  As a licensed child care center, we are required to do these drills every 6 months so we took advantage of joining in the regional effort to share the message with our Day Nursery students.

Federal Center three year olds

Official rescue teams who have been dispatched to the scene of earthquakes and other disasters around the world continue to advocate use of the internationally recognized “Drop, Cover and Hold On” protocol to protect lives during earthquakes:

Federal Center

  • DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
  • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
  • HOLDON to it until the shaking stops.

State Government Center

Indiana State Government Center

If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.

Indiana Government Center

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