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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 Safety Action Guides
Additional Flyers
Web and Social Media Banners
Messaging Resources
ShakeOut Shop
Earthquake Science Education

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Drill Manuals and Safety Action Guides


ShakeOut Drill Manual for Businesses (PDF)
ShakeOut Drill Manual for Non Profits and Other Organizations (PDF)
Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)
Benefits to Participating Businesses (PDF)

  • Seven Steps to a Resilient Workplace
  • Disaster Resilient Business Toolkit
  • QuakeSmart Community Resilience Program

Schools and Childcare

NEW! K-12 Schools Drill Planning, Educational, and Preparedness Resources
ShakeOut Drill Manual for K-12 Schools (PDF)


College Registration Guidelines and Participation Resources are at
California-specific college resources are at


ShakeOut Drill Manual for Government Agencies and Facilities (PDF)
Options for Government Agency Participation and Outreach (PDF)


ShakeOut Drill Manual for Healthcare (PDF)
Resources for Healthcare Entities Participating in the Great California ShakeOut Drill includes ShakeOut materials and other information developed by member organizations of the Earthquake Country Alliance Healthcare Committee.

People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs

Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (including situations when you cannot get beneath a table) (PDF | RTF)
Key Earthquake Safety Tips for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (2 pages) (PDF | RTF)
Earthquake Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs (8 pages) (English: PDF | RTF) (Español: PDF | RTF)


Prepare to survive and recover with the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety!
America’s PrepareAthon! Earthquake Resources
Protect yourself during an earthquake: Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions (including situations when you cannot get beneath a table) (PDF | RTF)
Earthquake Safety in Stores (PDF)
Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions For Parents and Care Providers of Young Children and Infants (PDF)

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)


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 (in English and Spanish) have been created to provide instructions during your drill.

Other videos 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
Tribes and Rancherias
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

collage of flyers

Generic flyer for all categories

ShakeOut "Bookmark" Mini-flyer
(4 per page, double sided. Print on color cardstock and cut to size)

Additional Information in Multiple languages, including graphics, fact sheets, and web pages

ShakeOut Get Ready Banner

Web and Social Media Banners

You can place a ShakeOut web banner on your web page or post graphics optimized for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to encourage participation in the ShakeOut.

Messaging Resources

ShakeOut press release and advisory templates, social media content, sample resolution draft, additional videos and more are available at in English and Spanish.

         ShakeOut Shop

The ShakeOut Shop has been created as a service to ShakeOut participants who are requesting t-shirts, buttons, stickers, and other products to commemorate their drills, spread preparedness messages, and encourage others to participate. Soon you will also be able to order posters and flyers with your logo or information printed on them. You can purchase emergency preparedness items and you will also receive free items and informational materials.

Proceeds from each sale go to support increasing participation in the ShakeOut and preparedness for earthquakes!

In addition, Non-Profit organizations, Schools, Neighborhood Councils, and Agencies are encouraged to partner with ShakeOut as a fundraiser for your own organization! By becoming a ShakeOutShop Affiliate, your organization will receive ten percent (10%) of the total order (not including sales tax and shipping costs) of all merchandise available through the ShakeOut Shop (including ShakeOut merchandise and all preparedness supplies through

Earthquake Science Education

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology offers a variety of educational resources about earthquakes:

USGS Latest Earthquakes Map

©2018 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great California 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!