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ShakeOut Resources

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

90% of Utahns live in active earthquake zones. Sign up for tips and information. Text UTAHQUAKE to 43362.

NEW! Powerpoints for leading ShakeOut Drills (Online or In-Person)

For Grades K-4, Grades 5-12, Higher Education, and all other Organizations

Materials on this page will be available to you or your organization to support your participation in the ShakeOut and to promote awareness and preparedness.

"Utah: Preparedness Now" short film

Film director, motion graphics designer and Art Center College of Design alumnus, Theo Alexopoulos, takes you on a visceral journey through a scenario for a Wasatch Front earthquake. The film gives the viewers a sense of what will be happening and inspires them to prepare and mitigate for a faster recovery.

    (To download, right-click (control-click on Mac) and choose "Save Target As..." "Download Linked File" or "Save Link as")

Drill Manuals and Other Planning Documents


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)
Earthquake Safety in Stores (PDF)
Seven Steps to a Resilient Workplace
Disaster Resilient Business Toolkit
QuakeSmart Community Resilience Program

Schools and Childcare

K-12 Schools Drill Planning, Educational, and Preparedness Resources
Earthquake Safety For Parents and Care Providers of Young Children and Infants (PDF)

Higher Education

Registration Guidelines and Participation Resources for Higher Education Institutions

Museums, Parks, Libraries, and other Free-Choice Learning Institutions

Guidance, coordination, and extensive resources
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills Toolkit for Free-choice Learning Environments
ShakeOut Flyer for Museums, Libraries, Parks (etc.)


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


ShakeOut Resources for Healthcare Organizations
Includes Suggestions for having your Shakeout participation count towards Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Emergency Preparedness Rule

People with Disabilities and Other Access or Functional Needs

Earthquake Country Alliance documents, videos, and graphics for Seniors and People with Disabilities


Prepare to survive and recover with the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety
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)
Ready Campaign Earthquakes Page


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.

Make a Grab-and-Go Kit (fun video by Be Ready Utah)


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

Poster Get Ready
"Get Ready to ShakeOut"
Grey & Red (PDF)
Heavy Color (PDF)
Light Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
Poster Join Us
"Join Us"
Grey & Red (PDF)
Heavy Color (PDF)
Light Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
Poster Don't Freak Out
"ShakeOut. Don't Freak Out."
Grey & Red (PDF)
Heavy Color (PDF)
Light Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)

Poster What To Do
"Drop, Cover, Hold on"
What To Do (PDF)
Poster Protect Yourself
"Drop, Cover, Hold on"
Protect Yourself (PDF)

ShakeOut Posters with no date are also available.

    Custom Flyers for each Category (2.3 MB 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
Hotels and other Lodgings

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
Media Organizations
General flyer for all categories

ShakeOut Flyers with no date are also available.

Web Banners

Utah Web Banner

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

ShakeOut Banners with no date are also available.

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