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Friday, September 7, 2018

Earthquake Drills: Teaching School Children to Be Safe During an Emergency

Our country, the Philippines, is always visited by an earthquake. The national government wants to train everyone how to respond quickly when this natural calamity strikes. Therefore, an earthquake drill is conducted and is participated in by government employees, teachers, and school students.

At the school level, the teachers are grouped or organized into a separate disaster reduction risk management (DRRM), to be on alert when any calamities may occur. This is how preparation for an earthquake strike is conducted. In so doing, the school children are ready and quick to respond to this natural disaster. They’ve been already trained what to do in case an earthquake may occur regardless of the time of day.

How is the drill done? At the alarm blasted for a minute, the children are quick and ready to take cover under their chairs or desks to protect themselves from any fallen debris. Then after the alarm, they go out one by one in a duck-cover-hold manner and proceed to their designated area for safety. Their respective teacher-advisers are on the alert to conduct a head count to account all of them.

Meanwhile, the school principal is giving them instructions on what to do in case their parents will fetch them. Preparedness in school makes school children ever ready to respond and be safe to any natural disaster or catastrophe.

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n.b. - a repost of my original post in Blogbourne. Source: https://www.blogbourne.com/when-earthquake-comes-kids-know-what-to-do/
published July 29,2016

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