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Campus Safety

Earthquake

After an earthquake, an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is established in the President’s Office, AD 214, (323) 953-4000 ext. 2240. In the event the President’s Office is damaged, a temporary EOC will be established at a location to be determined. Should damage occur, all or part of the college may be closed. Employees are not to leave the campus until authorized to do so by the College President or authorized administrator.

During the Earthquake:
  • Stay calm and try to calm and reassure others.
  • If indoors, seek refuge under a sturdy desk or table. Drop to knees, clasp both hands behind neck, bury face in arms, and make the body as small as possible. Close eyes and cover ears with forearms.
  • If outdoors, get into an open area away from trees, buildings, walls, and power lines.
  • Stay away from windows, shelves, heavy objects, or anything that can fall.
  • Do not rush for exits. Stairways may be broken and walkways may be jammed with people.
  • Do not use elevators, as the power may be off.
After the Earthquake:
  • Evacuate buildings if the earthquake seemed serious enough to cause structural damage by moving quickly to the evacuation point shown on the Emergency Exit Plan posted in each room.
  • Expect aftershocks. Move carefully and use extreme caution when moving around damaged buildings because aftershocks can cause further damage.
  • Check for injuries, trapped persons, and disabled persons in your vicinity.
  • Check for fires. If you can, extinguish with a fire extinguisher. If not, leave the area and call the Sheriff’s Department at #3 or (323) 953-2911.
  • Clean up spilled chemicals or other potentially harmful materials, if safe to do so.
  • Do not use electric equipment. Turn electrical switches off and do not light matches.
  • Do not touch downed power lines, other exposed wires, or objects touched by downed lines.
  • Do not use telephones unless an emergency requires it.
  • Check closets and storage shelf areas. Open doors carefully and watch for falling objects.
  • Listen for damage reports and evacuation information. Do not spread rumors.
  • Do not return to an evacuated building until instructed to do so by emergency personnel.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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Emergency: 323.953.2911