school-conducted seminars to train those people who didnít know what a
calamity was or what were they to do during a disaster and also how to
face a disaster. We taught them what was a calamity, what were they to do
and what were they to do and how should they react we trained them
thoroughly and also answered all there queries about disaster and disaster
management. Our school also gave training to the students to use the exit
doors to move out of a building during a disaster. They were trained how
to use a fire extinguisher, the maids were also given trainings to face a
calamity and things to do during a calamity. Talks & workshops were
held by various disaster management teams
to do during an earthquake
Stay inside until the shaking stops and it
is safe to go outside. Most injuries during earthquakes occur when people are
hit by falling objects when entering or exiting buildings.
- Drop, Cover and Hold On! Minimize your
movements during an earthquake to a few steps to a nearby safe place. Stay
indoors until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe.
If you are indoors, take cover under a sturdy
desk, table or bench, or against an inside wall, and hold on. Stay away from
glass, windows, outside doors or walls and anything that could fall, such as
lighting fixtures or furniture. If you are in bed, stay there, hold on and
protect your head with a pillow, unless you are under a heavy light fixture
that could fall.
- If there isnít a table or desk near
you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner
of the building. Doorways should only be used for shelter if they are in
close proximity to you and if you know that it is a strongly supported
If you are outdoors, stay there. Move away from
buildings, streetlights and utility wires.
- If you live in an apartment
building or other multi-household structure with many levels,
consider the following:
- Get under a desk and
stay away from windows and outside walls.
- Stay in the building
(many injuries occur as people flee a building and are struck by falling
debris from above).
- Be aware that the
electricity may go out and sprinkler systems may come on.
- DO NOT use the
- If you are in a crowded indoor public
- Stay where you are.
Do not rush for the doorways.
- Move away from tall
shelves, cabinets and bookcases containing objects that may fall.
- Take cover and grab
something to shield your head and face from falling debris and glass.
- Be aware that the
electricity may go out or the sprinkler systems or fire alarms may turn
- DO NOT use
- In a moving vehicle,
stop as quickly as safety permits, and stay in the vehicle. Avoid stopping
near or under buildings, trees, overpasses or utility wires. Then, proceed
cautiously, watching for road and bridge damage.
- If you become trapped in debris:
- Do not light a
- Do not move about or
kick up dust.
- Cover your mouth
with a handkerchief or clothing.
- Tap on a pipe or
wall so rescuers can locate you. Use a whistle if one is available.
Shout only as a last resort - shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous
amounts of dust.
- Stay indoors until the shaking has
stopped and you are sure exiting is safe.
you must go out after an earthquake, watch for fallen objects,
downed electrical wires, weakened walls,
bridges, roads and sidewalks