Angels Pitcher Helps Teach Kids Earthquake Safety

Angels Pitcher Helps Teach Kids Earthquake Safety

The event at Melrose Elementary in Placentia is part of Edison International’s PrepareSoCal partnership.

Ruby, a student at Melrose Elementary School, wraps Angels pitcher Hector Santiago’s head with a bandage during a mock first aid scenario.

Angels pitcher Hector Santiago hands out a safety quiz to students after the emergency preparedness assembly.

Students at Melrose Elementary School received emergency preparedness bags provided by Edison International and the American Red Cross.

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Hector Santiago, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, was hit by a pitch and suffered a head wound. Luckily for him, it was just a simulation and Ruby, a 9-year-old student at Melrose Elementary School in Placentia, California, helped bandage and care for his fake wound.

“I learned how to wrap Hector’s head with a bandage after he got hit in the head with a baseball,” said Ruby. “I didn’t think I would be doing that when I came to school today and I was a little nervous.”

Ruby was one of 95 fourth-grade students at Melrose Elementary who took part in the emergency preparedness assembly that focused on earthquake safety. Santiago helped demonstrate how to stay safe using a variety of mock drills.