Environment department employees join nationwide earthquake drill

THE 200 employees and personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in its regional and field offices participated in the 4th Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill over the weekend.

All employees performed the “duck, cover and hold” procedure to prevent major injuries during the occurrence of an earthquake.

During the drill, when the simulated earthquake had stopped, employees evacuated the building in an orderly fashion by following the posted emergency exit signs while keeping their heads protected from possible falling debris, as well as, maintaining social distancing and wearing face masks in accordance to Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases guidelines.

The employees proceeded to designated evacuation areas, where they waited while keeping a distance from each other as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19 until the all-clear signal was given for them to be able to re-enter their respective offices.


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