The Great California ShakeOut
Annual Statewide Earthquake Drill
At 10:16 a.m. on October 16, 2014, millions of
Californians will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great
California ShakeOut, the state’s largest earthquake drill ever!
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the drill wherever
you are at 10:16 a.m. on 10/16!
Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel.
The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves,
and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a
major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your
organization, and your community.
Why is a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill important? To
respond quickly you must practice often. You may only have
seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong
shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you.
Millions of people worldwide have participated in Great
ShakeOut Earthquake Drills since 2008. The Great California
ShakeOut is held on the third Thursday of October each year.
Everyone can parti
Individuals, families, businesses, schools,
colleges, government agencies and organizations are all invited
to register. Register at:
Riverside Fire Department
Office of Emergency Management