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2017 ShakeOut Drill at Laney College

2017 ShakeOut Drill at Laney College

Laney College Participates in Great California ShakeOut 

On Thursday, Oct. 19, students, faculty, classified staff, and administrators participated in the state-wide earthquake drill — The Great California ShakeOut.

Safety aides and other college personnel were ready at various campus locations at 10:45 a.m to announce that the exercise was starting. Faculty and students in classrooms practiced the “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” technique for 60-seconds. After the drill, everyone was encouraged to discuss the exercise to identify potential hazards.

The drill was coordinated by the Health, Safety, and Security Committee and the Business & Administrative Services Office. Laney’s Public Information Office promoted the event on social media, campus TV monitors, email, and on the website.

A total of 271 California colleges and universities participated in the drill this year, according to, including Laney’s two sister colleges, Merritt and College of Alameda.

Below are photos from the drill. For question, contact