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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.

Drill Manuals and Other Planning Documents

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

NEW! Options for Government Agency Participation and Outreach (PDF)
NEW! College Registration Guidelines and Participation Resources
NEW! 2014 ShakeOut Social Media Messaging (Word)

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)

Earthquake and Tsunami DAFN Preparedness Video (Sign Language and Open Captioned)

Multimedia

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

Radio PSA (Right-click or control-click to download): Mario Lopez

Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness - Kindergarten through Grade 2

Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness - Grade 3 - 5

Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness - Grade 6 - 12


Posters/Flyers

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

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"Get Ready to ShakeOut"
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
poster2
"Join Us"
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
poster3
"ShakeOut. Don't Freak Out."
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)

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"Get Ready to ShakeOut"
Color (PDF)
poster5
"Join Us"
Color (PDF)
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"ShakeOut. Don't Freak Out."
Color (PDF)

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"Drop, Cover, Hold on"
Color (PDF)
poster8
"Drop, Cover, Hold on"
Protect Yourself (PDF)


    Custom Flyers for each Category (PDF files)

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

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/
Agriculture/Livestock
Volunteer Radio Groups
Hotels and other Lodgings
Science/Engineering Organizations
Media Organizations

Generic flyer for all categories




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Web Banners

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




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Resources for Kids

Schools, museums, libraries, and families can encourage their students, visitors, and children to visit the Washington Emergency Management Division "Kidz" site to learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and other disasters, and how to get prepared!



    Outsmart the Quake! An Earthquake Preparedness Curriculum for Middle School (Grades 6-8) Students

Lesson 1 "Disasters are Preventable" Document
Lesson 1 "Disasters are Preventable" Powerpoint
Lesson 2 "Protect Yourself" Document
Lesson 2 "Protect Yourself" Powerpoint
Lesson 3 "Home Safety" Document
Lesson 3 "Home Safety" Powerpoint
Lesson 4 "Community Preparedness" Document
Lesson 4 "Community Preparedness" Powerpoint


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)

LEARN MORE

While we can not stop a huge earthquake from occurring, we can be prepared. Learn more about earthquake safety and how you can get prepared at the following sites:

Personal Preparedness:
Prepare in a Year (PIY)

Home Preparedness:

Neighborhood Preparedness:
Map Your Neighborhood (MYN)

Monthly Preparedness Topic:
InFocus

Just for Kidz

School Preparedness

Business Preparedness:
EMD Business Portal














©2014 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great Washington 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!