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ShakeOut Resources

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The materials on this page are available to you or your organization to support your participation in the ShakeOut and to promote awareness and preparedness.

AAA Road to Ready:
Disaster Preparedness Made Fun Exclusively for Nevadans

60% of Americans aren't prepared for an emergency. Oh sure, you probably think a disaster won't happen to you or that preparedness is so boring.

Well, say "Hello" to AAA Road to Ready -- the game that walks you through real life disasters, teaches you to make the right decisions and gives you easy access to preparedness resources, provided by AAA of Northern California, Nevada & Utah. If you're a resident of Nevada, play now and see how prepared you are.

Drill Manuals and Other Planning Documents

ShakeOut Drill Manual for K-12 Schools (PDF)
ShakeOut Drill Manual for Businesses (PDF)
ShakeOut Drill Manual for Non Profits and Other Organizations (PDF)
ShakeOut Drill Manual for Government Agencies and Facilities (PDF)
ShakeOut Drill Manual for Healthcare (PDF)

NEW! Options for Government Agency Participation and Outreach (PDF)
NEW! College Registration Guidelines and Participation Resources
Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (including situations when you cannot get beneath a table) (PDF | RTF)

Updated! Earthquake Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (8 pages) (PDF | RTF)

Updated! Key Earthquake Safety Tips for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (2 pages) (PDF | RTF)

Prepare to survive and recover with the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety!
Earthquake and Tsunami DAFN Preparedness Video (Sign Language and Open Captioned)

America’s PrepareAthon! Earthquake Resources

Protect yourself during earthquakes: Drop, Cover and Hold On!


Earthquake Safety Video Series Learn how you can stay safe from shaking in a variety of situations. (YouTube, captions in English, Spanish, and French)

Audio and Video "Drill Broadcast" recordings created to provide instructions during your Drop, Cover, Hold On drill.

Additional Videos from California that may be useful for understanding or promoting the ShakeOut.


Download these PDF files that can be printed at 8.5x11 as flyers, or printed larger as posters.

Get Ready to ShakeOut
"Get Ready to ShakeOut"
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
Join Us
"Join Us"
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"ShakeOut. Don't Freak Out."
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"Get Ready to ShakeOut."
Color (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"Join Us"
Color (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"Don't Freak Out"
Color (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"What To Do"
Color (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"Drop, Cover and Hold On"
Color (PDF)

NEW! ShakeOut has partnered with FedEx Office to make it more convenient and cost-effective to order high-volume numbers of the ShakeOut flyers seen here, as well as posters seen here of varying sizes on different materials. Additionally, ShakeOut retractable banners are offered at a discounted rate through this partnership. If you are located near a FedEx Office location (generally within 25 miles) the items will be delivered free. Please visit their external site to view the ShakeOut catalog and review options tailored to you and your location.

    Custom Flyers for each Category (PDF files)

Individuals and Families
Childcare and Preschool
K-12 Schools and Districts
Youth Organizations
Colleges and Universities
Federal Government
State Government
Local Government
Neighborhood Groups

Senior Facilities/Communities
Disability/AFN Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Preparedness Organizations
Faith-based Organizations
Museums, Libraries, Parks, etc.
Volunteer/Service Clubs
Animal Shelter/Service Providers/
Volunteer Radio Groups
Science/Engineering Organizations
Hotels and other Lodgings
Media Organizations

Generic flyer for all categories

Web Banners

Web Banners

You can place a ShakeOut web banner on your web page to encourage participation in the ShakeOut.

Educational Resources

NEW! Earthquake Resources Organized by the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)

  • Topics include: What causes earthquakes, how to structures respond, how are tsunamis formed, and more
  • Resources include: videos and animations, games, coloring pages/books, photo galleries, maps, posters, and much more

Additional educational resources in the Schools Section

Suggested ShakeOut Descriptions For Newsletters, Web Pages, etc.

Multiple descriptions of different lengths in a single Word document. (120 KB)

Sample Resolution Draft

Download a sample draft resolution of intent to participate, as a Word document (33 KB)

©2016 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great Nevada ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!