LAFD: There Is No 'Magic Triangle'. Learn What To Do When an Earthquake Strikes...

Thursday, April 03, 2014 |

Firefighters remind you that escaping injury from an earthquake is largely dependent upon doing the right thing the instant the ground begins to shake.

Following recent temblors, a chain letter has resurfaced, suggesting a "new" way to survive an earthquake; something called the "triangle of life". It sounds simple - and it would be if the advice were not just plain wrong - and potentially life threatening!

Instead, the Los Angeles Fire Department and the world's leading earthquake experts - including more than 600 scientists at leading institutions agree: When an earthquake strikes, you need to:

Drop! Cover! Hold On!

Learn exactly what to do when you feel an earthquake at:

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


LAFD said...

Dear Friends of the LAFD,

The advice from experts to "Drop, Cover and Hold On" is but a small part of the overall preparedness that all Americans must accomplish for what are often no-notice disasters.

To learn more about earthquake preparedness, we strongly encourage you to view and print LAFD's free 59-page "Emergency Preparedness Booklet".

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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