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As part of the comprehensive company policy on disaster risk reduction awareness and readiness, SM City Baguio employees, tenants’ staff and mall medical personnel together with Bureau of Fire Protection Baguio and Baguio City Police Office showcased their capability on disaster response during the earthquake drill that happened on Thursday afternoon, March 09.
The drill happened simultaneously in different SM Malls. Best practices during the drill were observed with the three key words “duck, cover and hold”. Employees including shoppers were then asked to evacuate to open spaces outside the mall where response units were ready. During the drill, people with minor injuries were provided immediate assistance. People at the evacuation center were provided information, crowd control and security management.
Careful planning is the first step towards an effective drill exercise. Regular rehearsal of the earthquake drill will keep everyone on their toes and well-prepared during a possible emergency.


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