The Swig Company


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Earthquake Preparedness

Keep an earthquake preparedness kit on hand. Include the following:

  • Food and water - at minimum, a 3-day supply (a 7-day supply is ideal)
  • First Aid kit and First Aid manual
  • Large and small heavy-duty plastic bags, duct tape and scissors
  • Extra prescriptions and eyewear
  • Heavy-duty shoes and gloves
  • Extra clothing and a whistle
  • Rescue tools
  • Portable TV and/or radio with extra batteries
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Cash (ATMs and credit cards may not work)
  • Emergency Phone List, including family at work, school, daycare, etc.
  • Long-distance message check-in phone number
  • Cell phone

During an Earthquake

Falling objects or debris that has become dislodged by the quake causes most earthquake-induced injuries. During an earthquake, please observe the following:

  • Remain calm; do not panic.
  • Stay in the office area.
  • Take cover under tables, desks, or strong doorways.
  • Keep away from windows and glass doors.
  • Keep clear of filing cabinets, shelves and tall stacks of materials.
  • Check for any injured personnel and administer first aid where necessary.
  • Floor Wardens should assess damage and injuries and be prepared to expedite evacuation of serious cases.
  • In the event of a fire resulting from an earthquake, follow the fire emergency procedures.

Elevators are equipped with seismic detectors, which when activated, will automatically stop the elevator at the nearest floor; if they are occupied at the time, inhabitants should exit immediately and follow instructions issued by the Floor Warden.

Following an Earthquake

  • Be prepared for aftershocks. While aftershocks are generally smaller than the earthquake that generates them, they can cause additional damage.
  • If you smell gas, notify the Building Office or Security immediately.
  • Check immediate location - make sure you are safe.
  • Check for injuries and apply first aid as needed. Be prepared for an absence of immediate emergency services and be prepared to help yourself and others.
  • Extinguish any fires. Do not light matches. Do not smoke.
  • Listen for news or pertinent instructions on the radio or television.
  • Do not use the telephone unless you have a dire emergency.
  • Make sure that all telephone receivers are properly mated to their cradles.
  • Conserve and responsibly ration food and water.

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