There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, scouts, and others to participate in the ShakeOut. The links below have customized ideas for what you or your organization can do. Additional resources for your drill are also below.
Drill Manuals, Multimedia, Flyers, and many other resources are available for your use
Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (200 KB PDF): Simple steps to get ready for your drill
NEW! Benefits to Participating Businesses (PDF)
NEW! Options for Government Agency Participation and Outreach (PDF)
NEW! 2015 ShakeOut Social Media Messaging (Word)
NEW! College Registration Guidelines and Participation Resources
College participation resources customized for California
Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (including situations when you cannot get beneath a table)
Updated! Earthquake Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (8 pages)
Updated! Key Earthquake Safety Tips for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (2 pages)
Earthquake and Tsunami DAFN Preparedness Video (Sign Language and Open Captioned)
A great step for after your "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" drill is to practice how to communicate with family, friends, and co-workers. Texting first before making phone calls is highly recommended. Learn more from ShakeOut partner Safe America Foundation and their "Text First. Talk Second." campaign, including how to hold a texting drill.
Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness
ALL California should learn about tsunamis, even those who live far inland (they may visit the beach!). Visit the California Geological Survey's Tsunami Webpage to learn more.
Near the coast? Learn how to include a Tsunami drill in your ShakeOut plans (PDF)