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Learn how Great Basin College cares for its students with A Guide to Engaged Learning Requests!

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During an Earthquake

  1. DO NOT EVACUATE. Stay in the building until the earthquake is over.
  2. Take shelter under tables, desks, heavy furniture, in doorways or against walls.
  3. Keep away from windows, overhead fixtures, filing cabinets and bookcases.
  4. Assist disabled persons in the area and find a safe place for them.

After an Earthquake

  1. Leave the building when the earthquake is over. DO NOT RUN. Go calmly outside being aware that the building may be unstable and full of debris.
  2. Follow evacuation procedures where possible.
  3. Move to an open place as soon as possible and assemble at least 200 feet from buildings. Stay in the open.
  4. Account for students and employees.
  5. Check for injuries. Give or seek first aid.
  6. Check for safety hazards: fire, electrical lines, gas leaks, water supplies, etc.
  7. Emergency personnel, physical plant personnel, or administrators will direct the appropriate emergency actions.
  8. DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING until it has been declared safe by the authorities.

For More Information Contact

Patricia Anderson
Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Security
GBC- Elko

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and six of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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