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EWU Police Department
820 Washington
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.4021
fax: 509.359.6054



If an earthquake occurs:

  • Remain calm.
  • Drop to the floor.  Cover yourself.  Crawl under a table or desk away from windows.  Hold on to your shelter.  Place your head between your knees to protect your face from flying glass or debris.
  • Stay where you are.  Do not enter or exit a building during shaking.
  • Stay away from windows, mirrors, overhead fixtures, filing cabinets, bookcases, and electrical equipment.
  • Do not use matches, lighters, candles, or electrical switches.  Use flashlights.
  • If evacuation is ordered, proceed to the appropriate assembly area.
  • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in obvious, immediate danger.
  • Open doors carefully. Watch for falling objects.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Avoid using telephones except to report severe emergencies.
  • Do not spread rumors.
  • Inform emergency/rescue personnel of the location of any trapped person(s).

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