ERIC Number: ED438703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep-12
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Nonstructural Earthquake Damage: A Practical Guide for Schools. [Videotape].
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.
This videotape describes the nonstructural areas within a school that can be damaged and create hazards for students, teachers, and staff during and after an earthquake; and discusses preventive measures to lower the injury potential from these hazards. It confirms that the best procedure to use during an earthquake to protect oneself from nonstructural injury is to go beneath desks and tables. Preventive techniques to make interior, nonstructural areas safer during an earthquake are examined, such as those used for shelving, filing cabinets, gas cylinders, shelf contents, glass windows, and water heaters. Where to find additional information on nonstructural hazard risk reduction is provided. (GR)
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Earthquakes, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Prevention, Public Schools, Safety, Videotape Recordings
FEMA, P.O. Box 2012, Jessup, MD 20794-2012 (13-minute videotape, item no. 8-1127, 1 free copy). Tel: 800-480-2520 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-362-5335.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.