It is important that everyone, everywhere, know how to protect themselves in an earthquake. Even if earthquakes are rare where you live, they may happen where you or
your family travel. The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is proud to participate—along with the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and our Federal family—in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations
to practice what to do during earthquakes and to improve preparedness. ShakeOut encourages schools, school districts, state education agencies (SEAs), institutions
of higher education (IHEs), and community partners to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake and to practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” every third
Thursday of October. The 2017 ShakeOut will be held at 10:19 a.m. on October 19, 2017, in each of the following Official ShakeOut Regions:
Register your school, school district, SEA, or IHE to participate in one
of the Official ShakeOut Regions and receive email updates. Registration totals from Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills across the United States are also
included in America’s PrepareAthon! participation totals.
Download resources, including audio and video broadcasts, manuals, posters, custom flyers,
and web banners, to spread the word about Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills and prepare for an earthquake.
Listen to and share a podcast we hosted with Mark Benthien, Director of Communication, Education and Outreach for the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC and Global Coordinator of Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills
on ShakeOut and earthquake preparedness for schools. Get the transcript here: