Emergency Preparedness and Response
Building community resilience and disaster preparedness through education and action.
Our mission is to prepare El Dorado County to effectively respond to public health threats by focusing on public health emergency planning, disease surveillance, detection and control, health risk communication, and public and health provider education and training services.
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Participate in the 2016 Great California ShakeOut!
Millions of people world-wide will practice how to drop, cover and hold at 10:20 a.m. on October 20th during Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.
DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.
COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand.
- If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter
- If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)
- Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs
HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
- Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts
- No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands
Participating is a great way for your family to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes- wherever you live, work or travel.