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ShakeOut Resources

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

While originally created for the California ShakeOut, these documents can be used for Utah as well.

ShakeOut Drill Manual for K-12 Schools (PDF)
ShakeOut Drill Manual for Businesses (792 KB 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)
Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

Options for Government Agency Participation and Outreach (PDF)

College Registration Guidelines and Participation Resources

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

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

Updated! Key Earthquake Safety Accessibility Tips (2 pages) (PDF)

Prepare to survive and recover with the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety!

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

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)

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

Ryan Seacrest Version 1 | Ryan Seacrest Version 2


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.

Suggested ShakeOut Descriptions For Newsletters, Web Pages, etc.

Multiple descriptions of different lengths in a single Word document (562 KB)

Sample Resolution Draft

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

Instructions and additional resources for specific groups:

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