Emergency Disaster Drill Log
California Community Care Licensing (CCL) Requirements
Licensed child care programs must conduct emergency drills at least once every 6 months. Practice “duck, cover,
and hold” earthquake drills under tables or desks no less than four times per year. Programs are required to keep written
documentation with the date and time of the drills at your facility.
Types of Drills
Schedule drills based on your hazard analysis. In California, the four most common natural disasters are earthquakes,
ﬁres, ﬂoods, and tsunamis. It is also helpful to conduct drills for human-caused emergencies such as a gas leak,
a chemical spill, an active shooter, and/or an impaired or disgruntled adult.
MONTH TYPE OF DRILL DATE HELD TIME OF DRILL NOTES FOR IMPROVEMENT
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