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Below is a Earthquake Preparedness Checklist created by the California Department of Social Services for school administrators to use to help prepare for upcoming earthquakes... We have included links to the related products we offer.
State of California - Health and Welfare California Department of Social Services

Earthquake Preparedness Checklist (EPC)

Health & Safety Code 1596 876 requires an Earthquake Preparedness Checklist be included as an attachment to the Emergency Disaster Plan (LIC 610 LIC 610A and 610A(SP)) and be made accessible to the public. This form is intended to meet this requirement.

A. ELIMINATE POTENTIAL HAZARDS IN CLASSROOMS AND THROUGHOUT THE SITE:
B. ESTABLISH A COORDINATED RESPONSE PLAN INVOLVING THE FOLLOWING:
CHILDREN:
  • Teach children about earthquakes and what to do (see resource list below).
  • Practice "duck, cover and hold" earthquake drills under tables and desks no less than 4 times a year.
PARENTS:
  • Post, or make available to parents, copies of  the school earthquake safety plan (including procedures for reuniting parents or alternative guardians with children, location of planned evacuation site and method for leaving messages and communicating).
C. CHILD CARE PERSONNEL AND LOCAL EMERGENCY AGENCIES:
  • Identify and assign individual responsibilities for staff following an earthquake (including accounting for and evacuating children, injury control and damage assessment).
  • Involve and train all staff members about the earthquake safety plan, including location and procedure for turning off utilities and gas.
  • Contact nearby agencies including police, fire, Red Cross, and local government) for information and materials in developing the child care earthquake safety plan.
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