Last July 29, 2015, VCIS participated in the Metro Manila Shake Drill, the metro-wide earthquake drill aimed to prepare the public in the event of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. It was quite evident that the students took the exercises seriously as the drill was simulated to be as close to reality as possible. They listened intently to the team leaders’ instructions, asked questions, and immersed deeply in the situations/scenarios.
Aside from the drills, VCIS has also been training and preparing the students, faculty, and staff through a series of disaster preparedness talks and first aid trainings at school. These trainings are intended to increase everyone’s knowledge and ability to protect themselves should the dreaded earthquake occur.
Below are essential tips before, during, and after an earthquake.