“A TERRA TREME” NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE AWARENESS EXERCISE – NOVEMBER 14TH
The National Authority for Emergency and Civil Protection (ANEPC) promotes the national seismic risk awareness exercise, called “A TERRA TREME”.
This initiative is part of the activities that form part of the National Strategy for Preventive Civil Protection and aims to empower the population to know how to act before, during and after an earthquake, sensitizing citizens to the fact of living in a risk society, and challenging themselves o to get involved in the process of building safer and more resilient communities.
The exercise comprises the practice of 3 simple gestures that can make a difference to those who practice them in the face of an earthquake.
The action takes place during one (1) minute, in which the participants, individually or collectively, are invited to perform the 3 self-protection gestures: DROP, COVER, HOLD.
WHO IS INVOLVED?
Everyone can and should participate: individually or in groups, wherever they are.
People/organizations/schools/etc are invited to register in the dedicated area of the website. At the date and hour do the exercise and share it on social media afterwards
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
1 – REGISTRATION – Register on the site, expressing your interest in this campaign. Refer to the number of expected participants and contacts for possible sending of more information.
2 – PLAN – Define the dimension you want to give to the exercise, which can go from the simplest level with the practice of the 3 gestures, to the elaboration of a more complete exercise that even tests an Emergency Plan, involving different entities.
3 – DISCOVER – Involve everyone in your family and organization and share information about A TERRA TREME through your contact list, encouraging them to participate.
4 – CONSULT – Share the dissemination materials available on the site, reinforcing individual and collective preparation for an earthquake situation.
5 – EXERCISE – On the date and hour do the exercise and share it on social media afterwards
The “A Terra Treme” site https://www.aterratreme.pt/