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Sign Up for County and Lab Emergency Notifications

The current fires in the North Bay offer an important reminder for Lab staff to sign up for emergency notification systems managed by Bay Area counties and the Lab. Sign up for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and San Francisco City and County notifications. Go here for Lab-specific notifications. Employees can also check the Lab Status website, or call 1-800-445-5830. More>

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Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill Takes Place Oct. 19

At 10:19 a.m. on Oct. 19, staff should “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during the “quake,” then evacuate the building and report to an Emergency Assembly Area. Once there, Building Emergency Teams and Protective Services will account for personnel. The drill will be announced via public-address system and LabAlert text and email. Staff are asked to reply to these messages. Sign-up for LabAlert.

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Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Oct. 19

On Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10:19 a.m., over 14 million people worldwide will participate in the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. The Lab will participate by enacting a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill followed by facility evacuations. This year’s drill is a collaborative effort between Protective Services-Emergency Management and the Lab’s Building Emergency Teams. More>

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Possible Protests on Campus This Afternoon and Tonight

In response to potential protests on campus today, the City of Berkeley will be closing Bancroft from College Ave. to Dana St. The north/south portions of streets between Durant and Bancroft will be closed from College Ave. to Dana St. The Lab’s Emergency Operations Center will monitor events, and employees will be notified of any adverse impacts to the Lab community.

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Community Emergency Response Team Training

If a disaster strikes, will you be prepared? Lab Emergency Management will host Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on the Hill in November. CERT training teaches disaster response skills such as preparedness, small fire suppression, medical triage and treatment, and light search and rescue. More>

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CANCELED: Fire Prevention Day Activities on Oct. 10

The Berkeley Lab Fire Marshal’s Office will host a Fire Prevention Day event on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the cafeteria parking lot. Fire Prevention Day activities include a fire safety trailer designed to demonstrate the dangerous effects of smoke in a fire and strategies to escape. Virtual fire extinguisher training will also be offered. More>

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Sign Up for LabAlert to Receive Emergency Information

An initial and important lesson learned from last Wednesday’s emergency response is the need for all Lab staff to sign up for LabAlert, which has the ability to quickly text, call, and email emergency information to employees’ mobile devices. If you haven’t yet had a chance to share your comments on last week’s event, please do so using this online form. More>

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Director’s Message on Aug. 2 Lock Down, Fire Evacuation

Dear Berkeley Lab colleagues, As you know, we had two separate incidents today that required an emergency response across the … More»

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CERT Training Sessions Scheduled for JGI

Emergency Management is offering Community Emergency Response Team training at the Joint Genome Institute (Walnut Creek). Participants will learn about emergency preparedness, small fire suppression, search and rescue, and medical triage and treatment. Class begins August 15. More>

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Recent Mountain Lion Sighting Near Clark Kerr Campus

A mountain lion sighting was reported on the morning of July 19 near the Clark Kerr Campus. UCPD reports “deer are a major food source for mountain lions” and there have been several reported sightings of mountain lions in the hills above the Berkeley campus. There has not been a confirmed sighting on Lab property. More>

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