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Additional Life-Saving Measures Provided During the Great Shake Out

During the recent Great Shake Out Drill, Protective Services and the All Access ERG provided additional resources for employees, including those with disabilities. Whistles were distributed with the message “If you can be heard, you can be rescued.” E-mail ps@lbl.gov to request assistance with panic, mobility, vision, hearing, or other issues during an emergency.

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Community Emergency Response Team Training

Community Emergency Response Team training teaches employees emergency preparedness, small fire suppression, search and rescue, and medical triage and treatment. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday from Jan. 12 to Feb. 16. Go here for more information, or contact Protective Services.

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Lab Offers Emergency Medical Technician Training

The training includes classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., running from December to March. Also, two weekend sessions are required in preparation for an exam and certification. Graduates can join the Lab’s Medical Emergency Response Team. Contact the Lab’s Emergency Management team for full details.More>

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Active Shooter Training Oct. 13 and 25

The training helps increase awareness of and preparation for possible incidences of workplace violence. The Oct. 13 class runs from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. The Oct. 25 class runs from 11 a.m. to noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Great ShakeOut Drill on Oct. 20

With the Lab situated on the Hayward Fault, and predictions of a significant earthquake in the region over the coming decades, according to scientists, it is imperative to prepare for such an event. Employees are invited to participate in the annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. More>

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National Preparedness Month: Video Highlights Lab’s Emergency Exercise

Preparedness is one of the most critical phases of emergency management. This is the most significant component because preparedness starts with the individual. How can one get involved? Participate in training, drills, and exercises, like these Lab staff employees this past August. More>

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In Case of Crisis App Available

Want up to the minute emergency information, instructions on whom to contact for an emergency, or what protective action to implement during an emergency event? This information is available right at your fingertips via any mobile communications device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) via the “In Case of Crisis” app. More>

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National Preparedness Month: Individual & Family Preparedness

Can any one individual be fully prepared for all disasters? Probably not, but there are steps that each person can take to enhance their personal comfort during a disaster. Employees should keep a comfortable pair of walking shoes either in their workspace or in their car. Along with the shoes, an emergency supply of water can also be stored in the trunk. More>

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Active Shooter Response Training on Sept. 27 and Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to Noon

To help increase awareness of and preparation for possible incidences of workplace violence, Protective Services’ Al Benitez will offer active shooter training in the Building 50 Auditorium. Participants should be aware that the subject matter is sensitive. Consult training course LBL-0010 for more information on active shooter and other emergencies.

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National Preparedness Month: Preparing Through Service

This week’s National Preparedness Month theme — Preparing Through Service — provides an opportunity to highlight the Lab’s disaster assistance teams. In a catastrophic regional event, many of the responding agencies (fire, medical, police) could be overwhelmed, given the number of people affected. More>

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