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Friday, January 2, 2009

The Great California Shake Up

This November we took part in the largest disaster drill ever staged. It was an imaginary earthquake that was supposed to be over 8.0 on the Richter scale. Local, county, state, and federal agencies participated. We had it pretty easy. We had to get dressed in full turnouts and pull all of the apparatus out of the bay. We then checked our building for any damage. We then went over to the elementary school and checked every building to make sure it was evacuated and safe. Other than that we have a couple of district owned buildings that we checked and then we would be available for emergencies. The school gets priority since it has a high number if occupants and can be an emergency shelter.

Here is our fearless leader, Curtis, talking with the principle.

Grant acting the part of the hero!

Way off in the distance you can see all the kids sitting by class waiting for the all clear. I bet they're glad that we did this in November and not August.
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