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How to protect yourself during disasters such as earthquakes or fires

At the beginning of every semester, J. F. Oberlin University arranges emergency drills for international students during the orientation period. There is a variety of events, including lessons in using a fire extinguisher and demonstrations of how to protect yourself in an earthquake. This semester, students had the chance to experience a major “earthquake”—in a special vehicle that simulates a quake’s movements.

A student from Australia who never before had experienced an earthquake said, “I learned what I should do when an earthquake occurs. The most important thing is to get under the table first.” The university provides necessary information on the official website.