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Provide Feedback on Dec. 19 Mass Evacuation Drill

Thanks to employees who participated in the Dec. 19 evacuation drill, which enabled the Emergency Management Team to test the Lab’s ability to safely evacuate or shelter personnel during a scenario of an encroaching wildfire. Staff are encouraged to provide feedback on their experiences with the drill to help improve future protective actions. Go here to access the survey.

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Health Services Closed During Lab Shutdown

Those working over the shutdown (6 p.m. on Dec. 21 to Jan. 1) should call 911 in the event of an onsite emergency. Call x6999 for non-life-threatening situations. The Security Operations Center will be staffed throughout the shutdown. For work-related injury or illness, seek the necessary medical treatment, then contact your supervisor and Health Services (x6266) on Jan. 2.

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Heed These Recommendations for Dec. 19 Evacuation Drill

To ensure a safe and speedy evacuation during the Lab’s Dec. 19 drill, Emergency Management has developed some practical recommendations each zone can follow. Tips include wearing flat, closed-toe shoes, dressing in layers, developing an alternate route home, and taking your portable communication devices with you. Go here for additional recommendations, and here for full details on the drill.

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Updates on Dec. 19 Mass Evacuation Drill

In response to feedback received after the announcement of the drill on Nov. 29 in TABL, Emergency Management has provided additional information to help clarify the process. Also, new zone maps have been developed that show pre- and post-drill positions for critical services, such as stop signs and flagger positions, and vehicle and bike/pedestrian directions.

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