It may be a few months away, but there’s no time like the present to sign up for the tenth annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills in October. That’s right! On Thursday, October 18, 2018, millions of people around the globe will practice how to be safer during earthquakes through “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”
At BOLDplanning, we know this simple technique can save lives in a large-scale earthquake, and encourage everyone to register for the drills now. The entire exercise only lasts for about a minute. And, who can’t give up a minute of their time to be better prepared in an emergency?
Many areas of the world are prone to earthquakes. In fact, and according reports from the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, there were 1,566 earthquakes ranging from 5.0 to 8.0+ on the Richter Scale in 2017 alone. Granted, you might not live, work or travel where seismic activity is common, but who’s to say an earthquake won’t happen where you are, or where you may go in the future? Earthquakes, unfortunately, cannot be predicted and occur worldwide.
While the main goal of the ShakeOut is to get the world prepared for major earthquakes, it’s also a great time for communities, schools and organizations to review and, if necessary, update their emergency plans.
As the the market front runner in consulting and software solutions for preparedness planning, BOLDplanning can certainly help in this important area. The company recently completed its 10,000th plan for emergency operations, continuity, and hazard mitigation. BOLDplanning also specializes in standards-compliant training and exercising programs that help organizations assess their capabilities, strengths and needed improvements for better emergency preparedness.
If you’d like to learn more about BOLDplanning, give us a call at 615.469.5558 or send us an email at info@BOLDplanning.com. And, make sure you sign up to participate in the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills. We are! After all, sixty seconds in October could save your life (or someone else’s) in the event of a major earthquake in the years to come.