ACHD to participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drills

The Ada County Highway District will be participating in the Great Idaho ShakeOut on Thursday, October 15th at 10:15 a.m. The agency will be participating in the one-minute portion of the earthquake preparedness exercise. The Human Resources Department at ACHD will be sending out a link to ACHD staff members that contains instructions for the exercise and an earthquake sound effect.

The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills provide an opportunity to train employees on earthquake preparedness. The “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” method will be taught, which emergency preparedness experts agree is the most appropriate action to take during an earthquake.

ACHD is one of 8,810 currently registered participants with “The Great Idaho Shake Out” in Ada County.