We have all heard of the saying. For those that live or lived in earthquake country, we had the drills in school. “Earthquake, earthquake, now kids go under the desk and hold on real tight.”
What is the real point of doing this? Does this really help anyone out in a real earthquake? And if so, then why do all the youtube videos show people just standing around when it starts to shake? What about the “triangle of life”, what makes it a good or bad concept?
These are all great questions (pat myself on the back) and let us see where it takes us.
Q: What is the real point in doing this?
A: The real point of doing this is to stay alive. Things fall down, and head injuries are no laughing matter. If debrie does fall all around you, you will have a pocket of air. The hope is that it could be enough to keep you alive until rescue comes.
Q: Does this really help anyone out in a real earthquake?
A: No, it’s just a sad, sad joke Continue reading
Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM – Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)
University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd
University of Portland Campus Community Emergency Response Team Trainers
The UP CCERT trainers are dedicated team of professionals from all walks of the university driven to ensure faculty, staff, and students are trained in basic emergnecy response. The trainers represent members of the School of Nursing, School of Engineering, Human Resources, and the Public Safety Department.
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August 1st is the official one year mark for PreparePDX. I have never enjoyed “tooting my own horn.” When I was in the Coast Guard, I quickly realized that talking about my accomplishments twice a year was the only way to get the highest marks. So, twice a year I allowed myself to shamelessly boast about my accomplishments.
Also, listing out what I have done, helps me understand what I still need to do. It is clear to me that I need more focus on posting articles. I still prefer quality vs. quantity.
42: written Posts
55: Videos on the website
56 and counting uploaded videos on YouTube.
462 posts on Facebook!! That comes out to about 8 posts per week. Continue reading