We had not experienced a significant earthquake in a while …
until last week when a series of quakes and aftershocks hit
Southern California. It begs the question, “Is my hospital
This year’s disaster preparedness conference will cover many
areas of readiness, including earthquakes.
A breakout session titled, “Earthquake Early Warning System for
the Western States” will be presented on day one of the
conference. Speakers will be discussing ShakeAlert, an early
warning system that alerts people to an earthquake before it
happens. It allows for safety protocol prior to the earth
moving and things start falling. Learn about the results of the
Cedars-Sinai pilot program results when implementing the
earthquake early warning system in their hospital.
In addition, an earthquake simulator will be available on the
exhibit floor. The Quake Cottage demonstrates what an earthquake
feels like and shows simple steps you can take to prepare your
home or office for an earthquake.
Attend training – visit the simulator – talk to peers –