Earthquake readiness workshop prepares students for big one

October 11, 2017

By Melody Ortiz An earthquake safety workshop that discussed earthquake readiness and preparation was held Monday. ELAC’s Fire Technology Coordinator Jason Hosea began the lecture portion by saying, “You don’t rise to the level of the occasion, you rise to the level of your training,” meaning the more knowledgeable one is in a situation, the better suited they are to handle it. He talked about the importance of being prepared…

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Prepared or not, don’t fault the fault

September 20, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro With the natural disasters happening right now, it’s important for people to be prepared. For the students of East Los Angeles College, the most likely disaster is an earthquake. The threat of an earthquake is not new for Californians, especially with the threat of the “Big one” that scientists have predicted will happen along the San Andreas fault line. The threat is so constant, Hollywood even made…

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School safety must be enacted to avoid tragedy

By Ayana Arroyo Students should take extra precautions to avoid a potential tragedy. if ever caught in a disaster, it is better to be ready and prepared for emergencies than to not be aware and start feeling anxious and nervous, With school shootings happening more frequently, I believe students should become more aware of their surroundings, while on campus. For starters, students should recognize the different escape routes. They should…

December 17, 2014
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Earthquake: Preparing for a natural disaster

April 17, 2014

By Erik Luna The magnitude 5.1 earthquake last month should serve as a shaky reminder to be prepared and know what to do during an emergency. The earthquake was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey to have occurred one mile from La Habra, Calif. and although there was no extravagant damages reported, people might not be so fortunate next time. When preparing for a natural disaster, such as a high-magnitude earthquake,…

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Faculty learns to use evacuation device

By Joseph Recinos Evacuating disabled and injured Elans with limited mobility from an earthquake or other campus disaster was the focus of a school-wide tutorial last Thursday. The Evacu-Trac CD7, which is a rolling chair that facilitates the evacuation of disabled or injured people, was demonstrated to East Los Angeles College faculty and staff. Because of its unique design, the CD7 is as completely stable on stairs as it is on…

October 19, 2011
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ELAC does bare minimum to prepare for big quake

By Rodolfo Trujillo While other organizations statewide prepare for the big earthquake that will inevitably hit California, East Los Angeles College will do a simple evacuation drill. Tomorrow is the Great California ShakeOut and ELAC will be joining almost 10 million people throughout the state in testing out its emergency response in the event of an earthquake.  Other organizations will have a simulated earthquake drill. Some people will act as…

October 19, 2011
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ELAC creates emergency evacuation team

By Amanda Mayberry As a result of the new F7 building being opened this semester, a new evacuation plan is now required for East Los Angeles College. And with this new evacuation plan comes a new emergency team. The ELAC Emergency Team is made up of faculty and staff and is divided into two parts, the evacuation team and the emergency team. Faculty members are asked to volunteer and all…

September 28, 2011
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