Have we mentioned that we love our kids? They’re amazing. MySafe:LA teaches elementary school students about the science and the risks related to earthquakes. Why do earthquakes happen? How do you prepare before an earthquake? What do you do during an earthquake? And how do you safely recover after an earthquake? These are all good questions – and MySafe:LA’s 4th and 5th grade students take the answers home to their families.
We also like to practice. That means live emergency drills! That’s right – MySafe:LA produces realistic earthquake drills that include a school, teachers, students, and parents. We bring firefighters and other first responders together to help everyone learn what to do when the ground begins to shake – and ensure that everyone takes steps to be safe.
While the ground shaking beneath our feet is what immediately frightens us, it’s what happens afterwards that is often so deadly. In many cases where a major earthquake strikes, it isn’t the quake itself that is so destructive, it’s the fires that follow the shaking.