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News Release

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Media Relations

Government Officials Launch Great ShakeOut Earthquake Preparedness Exercises

WHAT:
Two news conferences in conjunction with the “Great ShakeOut,” a series of earthquake preparedness drills throughout Southern California
        
WHEN:
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008    
8 a.m.- Media check-in begins
10 a.m.- Exercise begins
12 p.m.- 1st News Conference
2:00 p.m.- 2nd News Conference

WHERE:
Bishop Alemany High School
11111 N. Alemany Drive
Mission Hills, CA 91345        

WHO:
1st News Conference
City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Deputy Chief Michel Moore
Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Deputy Chief Emile Mack
Other federal, state, county and city officials

2nd New Conference
California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger
LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore
LAFD Deputy Chief Emile Mack
Other federal, state, county and city officials

WHY:
To facilitate and practice exercises for emergency medical treatments that maximize casualty survival rates in the event of a major earthquake. Visuals include medical tent and equipment, including hundreds of volunteer “victims” from Bishop Alemany High School.