SESAM to join Earthquake Drill on February 21

UP shake drill

The School of Environmental Science and Management will participate in the University of the Philippines System Shake Drill, as part of the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on February 21 (Thursday), between 2-3 pm, to test the University’s evacuation procedures, communication protocol with the Emergency Operations Center, and the capacity to carry out its first response operations among its faculty, staff, and students as it has done in the past three years.

The drill will simulate a large magnitude earthquake and all constituent universities are encouraged to conduct related activities such as the sounding of an alarm, “duck, cover, and hold” exercise, evacuation and assembly in designated areas, reporting via Incident Command System, and other similar simulations. All units are requested to document their NSED activities and submit to the UP Resilience Institute as the office tasked by the Office of the UP President to coordinate the NSED.

Please use the hashtag #UPShakeDrill on your social media posts to document your NSED activities. For details, please coordinate with Dr. Yusof Sucol, University Researcher II at the Climate Risk Studies Center, SESAM.