Today at Berkeley Lab

Latest on Mountain Lion Sightings

A mountain lion cub was spotted around noon yesterday running from the top of parking lot D (“the pit”) across the road behind Building 55. This follows two sightings last week on or near Lab property and a deer carcass found over the weekend below Building 90. More>

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Brief Interruption of Site Access Services on Nov. 25

The Site Access Office will be temporarily closed from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. today. Those needing immediate assistance during this time can call the Protective Services office (x6160).

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Recent Mountain Lion Sightings at the Lab

A deer carcass was found over the weekend on Lab property by tree trimmers. This follows two mountain lion sightings last week, one near Building 90 and another by the Foothills Residence Halls towards the bottom of Cyclotron Road. Mountain lions generally exist where deer are found. In this case, the deer was found on a trail below Building 90. More>

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Protective Services’ Al Benitez Gives Nov. 20 Talk on Personal Safety

Benitez will present some simple precautions that will reduce risk and discourage those who commit crimes during this Thurday, Nov. 20, presentation, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. He’ll also discuss fire and traffic safety, emergency preparedness, and crime trends, among other topics. The talk will be live streamed here.

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Great ShakeOut Drill Takes Place Tomorrow

The drill will be initiated at 10:16 a.m. via a LabAlert message, a public address message, and a radio announcement. Remember to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” for 30 seconds, then evacuate to an Emergency Assembly Area. Remain there until the “all clear” is given. If a fire alarm sounds, consider it an actual event and follow BET directions. For questions, contact your BET Lead of Protective Services (x6160).

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Berkeley and Albany Host Emergency Exercise on Oct. 18

The exercise will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 and feature activities to enhance emergency preparedness in the home, neighborhood, or businesses. The recent Napa earthquake and upcoming 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake is a good reminder to take action. Go here for details on Berkeley’s exercise, and here for Albany’s.

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Possible Red Flag Warnings Tomorrow, Friday and Saturday

Predicted high temperature, strong winds, and low humidity could lead to heightened risk of wild land fires. If a warning is issued, hot-work permits will be canceled, and ignition sources will be controlled (welding, brazing, sparking activities, cigarettes, BBQs, and power machinery). Call x7911 from Lab phone or 911 from cell to report fire or smoke. Contact Amy Krigbaum (x5479) for more info.

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Sign Up for LabAlert to Get Emergency Notifications

The system uses your Lab e-mail and phone to provide updates on events like Lab closures, start delays, power outages, or earthquakes. To receive LabALert notices on your personal devices, sign up here. View a “how to register’ demo here. Send e-mail to emergencymanagement@lbl.gov for more information.

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Facts and Impacts of Ebola Virus

The overall threat to Berkeley Lab personnel from the Ebola virus remains very low; however, Protective Services and Health Services have developed general information for public awareness as well as to promote infection prevention and control measures. More>

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Video Wall Helps Emergency Personnel Keep an Eye on Safety

The Lab’s revamped Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is up and running, outfitted with a new “video wall” of six flat-screen televisions that help Protective Services keep an eye on safety and security within the Lab gates, on the Cal campus, and literally around the world. Located in Building 48, the refurbished EOC and its staff of four is poised to snap into action in the event of an earthquake, fire, hazardous spill, power outage, or any untoward event on the hillside campus or involving the Lab’s satellite facilities. Pictured are Hilda Quiroz (left) and Sara Wynne. More>

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