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Olympic College will participate in quake exercise

October 14, 2012 · Updated 12:50 PM

POULSBO — Olympic College will participate in the Washington ShakeOut Earthquake exercise Oct. 18, 10:18 a.m.

Olympic College’s  Bremerton, Poulsbo and Shelton campuses will participate.

Students, employees and visitors will be asked to respond as if an actual earthquake were taking place at the college during this time. They will be asked to “drop-cover-hold,” find an emergency evacuation route and look for an official gathering point after leaving a building.

Announcements will be made over the loudspeakers inside buildings and around the college to signal the beginning and end of the exercise. The college’s building safety coordinators will conduct building sweeps to ensure that all have evacuated. Instructors at the college will coordinate the safe and orderly movement of their classes to the designated gathering sites and the return to classes.

As soon as the exercise concludes, all previously scheduled and in-progress meetings and classes will resume.  For more information about the ShakeOut earthquake drill, go to www.Shakeout.org/Washington.


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