Q3 National Earthquake Drill Simulation at SM City San Pablo

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SM Supermalls actively participated in the third quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) held last September 7.The actual earthquake drill, participated by shoppers, tenants, and employees, took place during regular mall operating hours. Evacuation and rescue drill simulations were carried out to enhanced the mall’s Emergency Response Team preparedness and coordination among tasked units. Working hand in hand, Medical as well as Search & Rescue Team gave first aid treatment to a simulated trauma victim at the mall.

 Staged at exactly 2pm, the drill demonstrated various crisis scenarios of an earthquake to raise public awareness about the proper emergency response during and after this hazard. Employees and tenants were evacuated to the open spaces of the mall. In addition to simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill, SM malls in Laguna also conducts an annual refresher course for its employees, tenants, and affiliates on fire and earthquake preparedness. Topics like worst-case scenarios during fire and earthquake, evacuation routes, and first aid treatment were all being discussed to help the the mall handle crisis if ever it will happen.

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