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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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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