JFK participates in SHAKEOUT drill 
Rhonda Koch, Marketing & PR     
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 
 
 
Staff hurriedly preparing the second tent for expected "victims." 

At 10 a.m. on November 13, JFK joined together with millions of Southern Californians in a ShakeOut Drill, the largest earthquake preparedness activity in U.S. history! This included the drill and other events to help us get ready for big earthquakes, and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.

Our practice drill with this 7.2 magnitude earthquake resulted in severe damage to JFK, epi-center was 50 miles away from us. As we do sit close to the San Andreas fault line, our staff knows to take this kind of practice seriously.

 
 
Participating staff wore actual vests which help during a disaster to identify responsibilities. 


 

 

Through the overwhelming scripted damage to our infrastructure and the debris even blocking access to our Preparedness Trailer, staff from all of our departments pulled together as a team and served as reassurance not only to the injured and other medical providers, but also to each other. JFK is doing our part to help the community get ready when we do actually experience “the big one.”