Make sure to DROP
COVER and HOLD,
You may only have
seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong
shaking knocks you down, or before something falls on you.
In MOST situations, you will reduce a chance of injury
during an earthquake if you:
DROP down onto your hands and knees (before the earthquake
knocks you down). This position protects you from falling but
allows you to still move if necessary.
COVER your head and neck under a sturdy
table or desk. If there is no shelter nearby, get down near an
interior wall (or next to low-lying furniture that won't fall on
you), and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.
HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head
and neck) until the shaking stops. Be prepared to move with your shelter if the
shaking shifts it around
Riverside Fire Department
Office of Emergency Management
Important Emergency Information: Read more....
Riversiders need to be vigilant in preparing for all types of emergencies. The city is preparing for disasters, but residents will most often be the first to render aid to family and neighbors.
Taking steps now to prepare will go a long way to returning our community to normalcy. Please join me in making our city a safer and better prepared place to live, work, and visit.
Get a kit, make a plan, be informed and get involved.
Mayor Rusty Bailey
Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. Just as the City of Riverside and partner agencies are prepared to deal with large scale emergencies, individuals must be prepared as well. Ready Riverside highlights a four-step approach to emergency preparedness.
Get a Kit
Make a Plan
By taking these few simple steps, you can become ready for any emergency that may affect you at home, at school, at work, or while traveling.