Southern Idaho is known to be part of an earthquake zone. Be prepared for the possibility by knowing the following steps ahead of time and being ready to react for your best safety.
DURING AN EARTHQUAKE:
- If inside, stay inside. If outside, stay outside.
- Take shelter under a table or desk, or stand in an inside doorway.
- Keep away from overhead fixtures, windows, filing cabinets, and bookcases.
- Assist any disabled persons in the area and find a safe place for them.
- If you are outside, move to an open area away from buildings, trees, power lines, and roadways.
AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE:
- Check for injuries; give or seek first aid.
- Check for hazards: fire, electrical, gas leaks, water, etc.
- Notify Campus Safety (8911) only if any of the above hazards have occurred and evacuate the building if necessary.
- Do not use telephones and roadways unless necessary. Keep them open for emergency use.
- Be prepared for aftershocks.
- Cooperate, keep informed, remain calm, and help clean up.
IF EVACUATION IS NECESSARY:
- Seek out any disabled or injured persons in the area and give assistance.
- Exit via the stairways. DO NOT use elevators.
- Beware of falling debris or electrical wires as you exit.
- Go to an open area away from buildings, trees, power lines, and roadways.
- Wait for further instructions from emergency personnel.
INCEDENT COMMAND POST:
After a severe event, a command post will be set up.
- All emergency procedures will be coordinated at the Command Post.
- The Command Post will dispatch personnel to gather information and relay further instructions.