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A variety of presentations, fairs, and other events are being planned by many organizations in association with The Great California ShakeOut. The events listed below are open to the public; many other presentations to businesses and organizations are also being made.

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QuakeSmart Business Preparedness Summit

October 30, 2014, 9 am - 3 pm, Conference at San Mateo Elks (San Mateo County)

The Bay Area's 2014 earthquake preparedness summit is tailored for businesses and features the introduction of the new FEMA QuakeSmart business resiliency program. Free and open to the public, learn about the new programs and how you can take the first steps to become QuakeSmart.

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Earthquake 2014 Business Preparedness Summit

October 30, 2014, 9 am - 3 pm, Community Event at San Mateo Elks (San Mateo County)

The Federal Alliance for Safer Homes (FLASH), in partnership with ETC Building & Design, Inc., Safe-T-Proof Disaster Preparedness Co., and Simpson StrongTie will be holding the 2nd Annual Earthquake Preparedness Summit for Businesses on October 30th.

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Emergency Awareness Faire on 10/25 Sat 2-5pm at Addison Elementary School

October 25, 2014, 2 - 5 pm, Demonstration at Addison Elementary School,

Emergency Awareness Faire on 10/25 Sat 2-5pm at Addison Elementary School, Palo Alto
Free Admission, Win Exotic Deserts, Drinks and Other Fun Raffle Prizes


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Emergency Awareness Faire on 10/25 Sat 2-5pm at Addison Elementary School

October 25, 2014, 2 - 5 pm, Preparedness Fair at Addison Elementary School, (Santa Clara County)

• Free Admission
• Win Exotic Desserts, Drinks and other fun raffle prizes
• Free Gifts to the first 100 attendees (limit 1 per family)
• Demonstrations & hands-on activities for children & adults
Come actively participate in your safety & well-being
• Learn valuable tips on preparing for a disaster/pandemic, how
to keep your family and pets safe, available local resources,
household safety tips, bicycle safety and much more
• Ride your bike to faire for more free stuff
• Hongry Kong food truck - http://hongrykong.com/

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Strengthening Our Cities: 2014 Buildings At Risk Summit

October 20, 2014, 8 am - 4 pm, Presentation at The Center at Cathedral Plaza (Los Angeles County)

Join building owners, public officials, business leaders, engineers, first responders and more at LA’s only seismic risk reduction summit focused on strengthening our cities. This year’s BAR Summit will provide answers, resources, and strategies to build a more resilient city and economy.

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BAR Summit: Strengthening Our Cities

October 20, 2014, 8 am - 5 pm, Drill/Exercise at Cathederal Conference Center (Los Angeles County)

Join building owners, public officials, business leaders, engineers, first responders and more at LA’s only seismic risk reduction summit focused on strengthening our cities. This year’s BAR Summit will provide answers, resources, and strategies to build a more resilient city and economy.

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SHAKEOUT EXPO

October 18, 2014, 10 am - 3 pm, Exhibition at Lake Elsinore Diamond (Storm Stadium) (Riverside County)

City of Lake Elsinore and its volunteer CITIZEN CORPS organization will be presenting its 5th annual SHAKEOUT EXPO on Saturday October 18th, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the city’s historic Diamond Stadium, home of the Lake Elsinore STORM baseball team. The SHAKEOUT EXPO is an admission free, “fun-festival” like public event designed to communicate through live presentations, hands on interactive demonstrations and exhibitions an essential knowledge for personal emergency disaster planning and preparedness. 

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Berkeley CERT Citywide Emergency Exercise

October 18, 2014, 9 am - 1 pm in Berkeley, CA

The Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise provides participants an opportunity to practice disaster response in their own homes, neighborhoods, businesses and workplaces.

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Loma Prieta 25th Anniversary Memorial in Oakland

October 17, 2014, Community Event at Oakland Memorial Park (Alameda County)

We are planning a moment of silence at 5:04PM on Oct. 17, 2014 in Oakland Memorial "Earthquake" Park. We will remember the victims, those injured and honor everyone who responded to the Cypress Structure at 5:04 PM on October 17, 1989. Our event will start at 3PM and is scheduled to end at 6PM.

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Loma Prieta 25

October 17, 2014, 12 pm, The Exploratorium (San Francisco County)

Join us at the Exploratorium as we share stories of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Jump right into the interactive exhibits and demonstrations that will help you prepare for any emergency.

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NightLife

October 17, 2014, 7:30 pm in San Francisco , ca (San Francisco County)

Watch a re-premier of the Earthquake film in the California Academy of Sciences Planetarium and learn about San Francisco\'s resilience and how to be ready for emergencies.

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Sunnylands Shakeout

October 16, 2014, 9:30 am - 2 pm, Drill at Sunnylands Center & Gardens (Riverside County)

Informational table displays, presentations and discussions, disaster drill.

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Pasadena Christian School's ShakeOut 2014

October 16, 2014, 10:16 - 11:16 am, Drill at Pasadena Christian School (Los Angeles County)

ShakeOut at Pasadena Christian School

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Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District and CERT Speaker Series

October 16, 2014, 7 - 8:30 pm, Community Event at Community Center (Contra Costa County)

Dr. David P. Schwartz to give a public presentation on the history and risks of earthquakes to Pleasant Hill and the Bay Area commemorating 25 years since the Loma Prieta Earthquake.

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Building A Resilient Future: 25 Years after Loma Prieta

October 16, 2014, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Community Event at Kaiser Center (Alameda County)

This one-day symposium presents a critical opportunity to highlight the strengthening of Bay Area lifelines since the earthquake, and to spur the work required to make Bay Area cities and communities more resilient to future earthquakes.

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#EQChat - a TweetChat with @RedCross, @ShakeOut, and @PrepareAthon

October 15, 2014, 12 - 1 pm, Community Event at Twitter.com

Join us with #EQ Chat for a TweetChat about earthquake safety and ask your own questions too! The American Red Cross, Farmer’s Insurance, PrepareAthon, and ShakeOut will be tweeting live at 3 PM Eastern on Wednesday, October 15th.

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Drop, Cover & Hold On in Highland Park

October 14, 2014, 3:30 - 7:30 pm, Preparedness Fair at Highland Park Gold Line Station (Los Angeles County)

Attend the Drop, Cover & Hold On, A Earthquake Preparedness Fair and Learn what you can do to be ready. Experience an Earthquake. Visit the Shakey Quakey Schoolhouse. Learn from experts from FEMA, CAL/OES, DWP, So Cal Gas, and More.

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AAGLA 2014 Trade Show-Shake, Rattle and Roll-Emergency Preparedeness for Rental Housing

October 9, 2014, 9 am - 3 pm, Exhibition at The Proud Bird (Los Angeles County)

Rental Housing owner trade show focusing on Emergency Preparedness, specifically Earth quakes.

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Disaster Preparedness Academy: Prepare / Respond / Recover

October 6, 2014, 7:30 am - 5 pm, Training at Anaheim Convention Center (Orange County)

Preparedness training for organizations, communities and individuals.

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Join us for The Great California ShakeOut Drill and Presentation @ The Tech Museum of Innovation

October 1 - 31, 2014, Drill at The Tech Museum of Innovation (Santa Clara County)

October is Earthquake Month at The Tech, and there’s a whole slate of opportunities for you to come learn about - and prepare for - California’s most unexpected natural phenomena!

On Thursday, Oct. 16: The Great California ShakeOut Drill Join The Tech Museum and more than 20 million people around the globe in the Great ShakeOut, an annual earthquake preparedness exercise that is as fun as it is important. The drill is set for 10:16 a.m. - don't be late! The Tech will host 800+ students, teachers, chaperones and museum guests during the ShakeOut Drill on Thursday, 10/16 @ 10:16a.m


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Sharp HealthCare’s 3rd Annual Disaster Prepardness Expo

September 27, 2014, 10 - 2 am in San Diego, ca (San Diego County)

Sharp Heathcare hosts its third annual Disaster Preparedness Expo in San Diego, California.

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1868 Hayward Fault Quake

September 25, 2014, 7 - 8:30 pm, Presentation at Alameda Museum

see above

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Ground Shaking in the Loma Prieta Earthquake: A View From 25 Years Later

September 25, 2014, 7 pm, Conference at USGS, Conference Room A Bldg 3 (San Mateo County)

USGS public lecture by Research Geophysicist Brad Aagaard on the ground shaking in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

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Southern California Earthquake Alliance Quarterly Meeting

April 4, 2014, 9 am - 1 pm, Meeting at Simpson Strong-Tie Training Center (Riverside County)

TOPICS include: - Tour of the Simpson Strong-Tie facility - Test of the performance of shearwall construction without holdowns - Test of the performance of shearwall construction with holdowns - Presentation on Construction Lessons Learned from Northridge....

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Living in Earthquake Country, Understanding Earthquakes

March 22, 2014, 1 - 3 pm, Presentation at Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center (Riverside County)

The ground we live on will shake violently and destructively during the next great earthquake in the Coachella Valley, It could happen any day.
We all need to be prepared, NOW!
If you are not convinced, see this presentation.
See dramatic....

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Living in Earthquake Country, Understanding Earthquakes

February 22, 2014, 1 - 3 pm, Presentation at Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center (Riverside County)

The ground we live on will shake violently and destructively during the next great earthquake in the Coachella Valley. It could happen any day.
We all need to be prepared, NOW!
If you are not convinced, see this presentation.
See dramatic....

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Living in Earthquake Country, Understanding Earthquakes

January 25, 2014, 1 - 3 pm, Presentation at Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center (Riverside County)

The ground we live on will shake violently and destructively during the next great earthquake in the Coachella Valley. It could happen any day.
We all need to be prepared, NOW!
If you are not convinced, see this presentation.
See dramatic....

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Living in Earthquake Country, Understanding Earthquakes

December 28, 2013, 1 - 3 pm, Presentation at Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center (Riverside County)

The ground we live on will shake violently and destructively during the next great earthquake in the Coachella Valley. It could happen any day.
We all need to be prepared, NOW!
If you need to be convinced see this presentation.
See dramat....

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Living in Earthquake Country, Understanding Earthquakes

November 23, 2013, 1 - 3 pm, Presentation at Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center (Riverside County)

The ground we live on will shake violently and destructively during the next great earthquake in the Coachella Valley. It could happen any day.
We all need to be prepared, now! If you need to be convinced about preparedness, see this presentation.....

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American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy

October 30, 2013, Preparedness Fair at Anaheim Convention Center (Orange County)

As part of our ongoing mission to prepare our community for disasters, whether caused by nature or humans, the American Red Cross will host the 29th annual Disaster Preparedness Academy on October 30 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Participa....

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Bennett Valley Emergency Communications Drill

October 19, 2013, 8 am - 12 pm, Drill at Bennett Valley Grange (Sonoma County)

The Sonoma County Radio Amateur Group, Bennett Valley Emergency Preparedness, and the Bennett Valley Grange, will hold a Communications Drill in conjunction with the Statewide "Great Shakeout" on October 19th.
You and your neighbors are invited to....

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ShakeOut Expo

October 19, 2013, 10 am - 3 pm, Preparedness Fair at Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium (Riverside County)

The SHAKE OUT EXPO in LAKE ELSINORE, CA. is an admission free, “fun-festival” like public event designed to communicate through live presentations, hands on interactive demonstrations and exhibitions an essential knowledge for personal emergency disaster planning and preparedness.

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BE PREPARED TO ‘BE MORE PREPARED’

October 19, 2013, 11 am - 2 pm, Presentation at LA COUNCIL BSA SCOUT STORE (Los Angeles County)

PREPARED. FOR LIFE.
We All Know We Need To Be More Prepared


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Drop! Cover! Hold on! at the Victor Valley Museum

October 18, 2013, 10 am - 12 pm, Community Event at Victor Valley Musuem (San Bernardino County)

The epicenter of ShakeOut-related activities in the High Desert will be at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley on Friday, October 18 from 10 AMt o Noon. Please join us for an educational and fun-filled event, during which students will participate in the Drop Cover and Hold On Drill and be treated to an Earthquake Preparedness fair, complete with emergency equipment, emergency responders and earthquake preparedness educational activities. FREE ADMISSION

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The Great California ShakeOut and 24th Loma Prieta Anniversary

October 17, 2013, 4 am - 12 pm, Drill at The Tech Museum of Innovation (Santa Clara County)

You are invited to attend The Great California ShakeOut and 24th Loma Prieta Anniversary, a nationally significant preparedness event at San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation on October 17, 2013. The event will host a museum-wide ShakeOut drill with hundreds of school children and local community leaders demonstrating “Drop, Cover and Hold On” at 10:17 a.m., along with millions of fellow Californians across the state. The event will also play host to the media while we will commemorate the 24th anniversary of the 1989 damaging Loma Prieta earthquake with an earthquake simulator, and demonstrations of mobile apps designed to better prepare our community members to survive and recover from the next damaging earthquake and any fire that follows.

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Gardena Valley Baptist Church & Gardena CERT Shakeout Drill

October 17, 2013, 6:30 - 9 pm, Community Event at Gardena Valley Baptist Church (Los Angeles County)

Join us for the Shakeout drill and a disaster preparedness workshop including hands on activities and demos. Mock fire suppression, 3 utility shut hands on demo, emergency food tasting, Water purification, Car battery charging your phone, types of emergency communication, GO BAGS, earthquake drill and much more.

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Sr. Citizen and Access and Functional Needs Preparedness Expo

October 17, 2013, 9 am - 1 pm, Community Event at Torrance Walmart (Los Angeles County)

LA County Dept. of Aging: presentation
CalOES: presentation
Ready America

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Community Disaster Exercise in conjunction with The Great California ShakeOut

October 17, 2013, 9 - 11 am, Drill at City of La Mirada Community Disaster Exercise & Great California ShakeOut Drill

The La Mirada Disaster Preparedness Steering Committee, an emergency preparedness network comprised of representatives from City of La Mirada, Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments, American Red Cross, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, community organizations and local businesses, is scheduled to host its Community Disaster Exercise in conjunction with The Great California ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill, Thu., Oct. 17, 2013 (9-11 a.m.).

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Great California ShakeOut Preparedness Expo

October 17, 2013, 9 am - 1 pm, Preparedness Fair at Great California ShakeOut Preparedness Expo (Los Angeles County)

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and Walmart with support from the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Community and Senior Services (CSS), American Red Cross, and Ready America will be partnering at the Torrance Walmart to educate individuals, families, and persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs about disaster preparedness and the protective measures they need to follow during an earthquake. Nearly 300 Walmart stores located in the states of Alaska, California, and Hawaii are participating in the Great ShakeOut “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake preparedness drill, Thu., Oct. 17, 2013.
Scheduled to be on display at the Torrance Walmart parking lot area will be a Cal OES fire engine, Los Angeles County CSS Adult Protective Services Information Assistance van, and Los Angeles County Operational Area Alternate Emergency Operations Center vehicle. Also, Ready America is providing 50 preparedness kits and will demonstrate how to use them.

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H. M. Bailey ShakeOut

October 17, 2013, 10:17 am, Drill at H. M. Bailey Primary School (Fresno County)

This will be a practice earthquake drill that will take place in order to allow all students and staff to participate in this very necessary exercise.

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ShakeOut at Pasadena Christian School

October 17, 2013, 10:17 - 11:17 am, Exercise at Pasadena Christian School (Los Angeles County)

1) Preschool through junior high
2) Sweeps of buildings
3) First aid area
4) Parent pick-up area
5) About a 45-60 minute drill

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Join the Great California ShakeOut at the County Museum

October 17, 2013, 9 am - 12 pm, Community Event at SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MUSEUM (San Bernardino County)

Join millions of Californians in participating in the Great California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in history, scheduled for 10:17 a.m. on October 17, 2013. The ShakeOut is organized to inspire Californians to get ready for big earthquakes and practice how to protect ourselves when it happens. Museum admission fees will be waived during the ShakeOut event and activities from 9am to noon.

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Superior Court Great California ShakeOut and Evacuation Drills at 38 courthouse buildings

October 17, 2013

The State of California for the County of Los Angeles Superior Court will be participating in The Great California ShakeOut as well as conducting evacuation drills at the 38 courthouse buildings located in the Los Angeles County Operational Area.

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2013 Buildings At Risk Summit, San Francisco Bay Area

October 15, 2013, Conference at The Delancey Street Foundation (San Francisco County)

Attend the 2013 Buildings at Risk Summit to learn how to best prepare your buildings to withstand and recover from California's next major earthquake.

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ShakeOut 'Drop, Cover & Hold On' Drill at Westfield Topanga Plaza

October 15, 2013, 9:20 am , Presentation at Westfield Topanga (Los Angeles County)

ASK YOURSELF: WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE IN A MALL AND AN EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED?

During your mall visit this morning we are asking you to take part in this PRACTICE Drill.

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Silicon Beach Gets Ready

October 14, 2013, 8 am - 3 pm

Keynote Speaker Mayor Richard Riordan highlights this emergency preparedness event for businesses

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Know your Faults

October 13, 2013, 1 - 3 pm, Presentation at La Cañada Thursday Club (Los Angeles County)

Know your Faults
Earthquake Readiness Program
for La Cañada & surrounding Communities

Dr. Lucy jones
Sunday, October 13, 2013
1:00 to 3;00 p.m. at the Thursday Club
4440 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada Flintri....

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Safety Fair and CERT Exercise

October 12, 2013, 8 am - 1 pm, Preparedness Fair at Stanley School (Contra Costa County)


Fire, Police, Emergency Medical Services, Red Cross, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), and CERT will be there to explain and demonstrate everyday safety and emergency preparedness to children and adults.

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Westfield Promenade Mall

October 12, 2013, 10 am - 4 pm, Preparedness Fair at Westfield Promenade (Los Angeles County)

Bring the family and learn about Emergency Preparedness, School & Home Safety we will have fun activities for the kids including the Smokey Bear Shakey-Quakey School House, demonstrations from the following agencies, Police, Fire, CHP, DWP ,ARES, and more...

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BE PREPARED TO ‘BE MORE PREPARED’ - Preparedness Fair and Sale

October 12, 2013, 11 am - 2 pm, Preparedness Fair at Valley Scout Store (Los Angeles County)

PREPARED. FOR LIFE. We All Know We Need To Be More Prepared

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Earthquake 2013 Business Preparedness Summit

October 11, 2013, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Presentation at The Aspiration Dome at Juniper Networks (Santa Clara County)

Bay Area Earthquake Alliance members and residents of the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to attend the "Earthquake 2013 Preparedness Summit" on Friday, October 11th. To make our cities more resilient, we need to make our economy more resilient, by ensuring that large and small businesses can survive and recover rapidly from damaging earthquakes. Rebuilding after a disaster requires materials, jobs, and infrastructure. The Summit provides a great opportunity to learn more about preparedness and how businesses and residents can be earthquake ready! Help us spread the word and invite a business friend to participate!

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2013 Buildings At Risk Summit, Southern California

October 8, 2013, Conference at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel (Los Angeles County)

Attend the 2013 Buildings at Risk Summit to learn how to best prepare your buildings to withstand and recover from California's next major earthquake.

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The Great ShakeOut Afterschool Fair

October 8, 2013, 4:30 - 6 pm, Community Event at Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society Museum and Memorial (Los Angeles County)

Great ShakeOut Afterschool Fair at the LAFD Historical Society Museum and Memorial in Hollywood. The event is one of several preview events, designed to raise awareness, registration and enthusiasm for the Great ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill, taking place worldwide on October 17th, 2013 at precisely 10:17 A.M., local time.

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The Traveling Red Table™

October 6, 2013, Presentation at LA Galaxy/Home Depot Center (Los Angeles County)

The Traveling Red Table™ is touring the state to highlight the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety, promote Auction participation, and increase ShakeOut™ registration to practice the fifth step - how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” when the ground shakes.

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Home Depot "Fire & Earthquake Safety Fair” - Burbank

October 5, 2013, 9 am - 12 pm, Preparedness Fair at Home Depot - Store #6654 (Los Angeles County)

The Home Depot is working with FEMA, ShakeOut and Ready America to educate consumers about earthquake preparedness for their home or business in select stores across California. The events will include a full instructional Earthquake Preparedness and Fire Safety Workshop for adults, as well as a Fire Safety Kids Workshop.

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Family Safety Day

October 5, 2013, 9 am - 1:30 pm, Community Event at DHS Community Health and Wellness Center (Riverside County)

Sessions include: disaster preparedness presentation, compressions-only CPR and basic first aid, puppet show. Lunch will be provided.

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Emergency Preparedness Fair

October 5, 2013, 9 am - 1 pm, Preparedness Fair at Camarillo Home Depot (Ventura County)


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Home Depot "Fire & Earthquake Safety Fair” - Fresno

October 5, 2013, 9 am - 12 pm, Preparedness Fair at Home Depot - Store #663 (Fresno County)

The Home Depot is working with FEMA, ShakeOut and Ready America to educate consumers about earthquake preparedness for their home or business in select stores across California. The events will include a full instructional Earthquake Preparedness and Fire Safety Workshop for adults, as well as a Fire Safety Kids Workshop.

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Home Depot “Fire & Earthquake Safety Fair” - Daly City (Bay Area)

October 5, 2013, 9 am - 12 pm, Preparedness Fair at Home Depot - Store #1092 (San Mateo County)

The Home Depot is working with FEMA, ShakeOut and Ready America to educate consumers about earthquake preparedness for their home or business in select stores across California. The events will include a full instructional Earthquake Preparedness and Fire Safety Workshop for adults, as well as a Fire Safety Kids Workshop.

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Home Depot “Fire & Earthquake Safety Fair” - San Diego

October 5, 2013, 9 am - 12 pm, Preparedness Fair at Home Depot - Store # 680 (San Diego County)

The Home Depot is working with FEMA, ShakeOut and Ready America to educate consumers about earthquake preparedness for their home or business in select stores across California. The events will include a full instructional Earthquake Preparedness and Fire Safety Workshop for adults, as well as a Fire Safety Kids Workshop.

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Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

October 5, 2013, 10 am - 2 pm, Preparedness Fair at Fire Station 87 (Los Angeles County)

The 6th annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair, featuring special events and demonstrations, kids’ activities, CERT information, “Jaws of Life” demonstrations, the Yogi Bear “Shakey-Quakey Schoolhouse”, and more. 500 free emergency preparedness starter kits, and more

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Home Depot “Fire & Earthquake Safety Fair” - Sacramento

October 5, 2013, 10 am - 2 pm, Preparedness Fair at Home Depot - Store #6649 (Sacramento County)

The Home Depot is working with FEMA, ShakeOut and Ready America to educate consumers about earthquake preparedness for their home or business in select stores across California. The events will include a full instructional Earthquake Preparedness and Fire Safety Workshop for adults, as well as a Fire Safety Kids Workshop.

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Home Depot “Fire & Earthquake Safety Fair” - Palm Springs

October 5, 2013, 9 am - 12 pm, Preparedness Fair at Home Depot - Store #8526 (Riverside County)

The Home Depot is working with FEMA, ShakeOut and Ready America to educate consumers about earthquake preparedness for their home or business in select stores across California. The events will include a full instructional Earthquake Preparedness and Fire Safety Workshop for adults, as well as a Fire Safety Kids Workshop.

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Drop, Cover & Hold On in Highland Park

October 1, 2013, 4 - 8 pm, Preparedness Fair at Highland Park Gold Line Station (Los Angeles County)

Learn about how to prepare for natural disasters by attending the Earthquake Preparedness Fair and the Farmers Market at the same time in Highland Park,CA

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Silverlake’s “September is National Preparedness Month” Expo

September 29, 2013, 11 am - 3 pm, Preparedness Fair at Bellevue Recreation Center (Los Angeles County)

A Silverlake and Bellvue Recreation Center community preparedness events with booths, tables, fire and police, door prizes, and more.

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Avalon-Carver Emergency Preparedness Fair

September 28, 2013, 10 am - 1 pm in Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles County)

A community Family Safety & Health Fair, with safety activities for families and children, including the Shaky Quakey School House.

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California ShakeOut

September 25, 2013, 10:17 - 10:17 am, Training at Panalpina SAN


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Emergency Preparedness Fair

September 21, 2013, 9 am - 1 pm, Preparedness Fair at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS- Sponsored emergency preparedness fair.

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Hollywood Emergency Preparedness Fair

September 14, 2013, 9:30 am - 1 pm, Community Event at 6501 Fountain Avenue

A public community emergency preparedness event .

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Drop! Cover! Hold On! At the Victor Valley Museum

October 19, 2012, 10 am - 12 pm, Preparedness Fair at 11873 Apple Valley Road (San Bernardino County)

The epicenter of ShakeOut-related activities in the High Desert will be at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley on Friday, October 19 from 10am to noon.Please join us for an educational and fun-filled event, during which students will participate in the Drop Cover and Hold On Drill and be treated to an Earthquake Preparedness fair, complete with emergency equipment, emergency responders and earthquake preparedness educational activities.

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ShakeOut at Union Station (Los Angeles main media venue)

October 18, 2012, 4:30 am - 6 pm, News Conference at Los Angeles Union Station (Los Angeles County)

In celebration of the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history, National and local leaders will come together for a press conference, the Drop Cover Hold On drill, and an earthquake simulator, with a special focus on transportation and commuting issues during and after earthquakes.

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Drop! Cover! Hold On! At the San Bernardino County Museum

October 18, 2012, 9 am - 12 pm, Preparedness Fair at 2024 Orange Tree Lane (San Bernardino County)

The epicenter of ShakeOut-related activities will be at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands from 9am to noon. Please join us for an educational and fun-filled event, during which students will participate in the Drop Cover and Hold On Drill and be treated to an Earthquake Preparedness fair, complete with emergency equipment, emergency responders and earthquake preparedness educational activities.

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Traveling Red Table at Los Angeles Union Station

October 18, 2012, 9 - 11 am, News Conference at Los Angeles Union Station (Los Angeles County)

The Traveling Red TableTM was created by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and American Red Cross (Red Cross) to highlight the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety, with emphasis on ShakeOut registration to practice the fifth step – how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” when the ground shakes.

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CSUN ShakeOut Festival

October 18, 2012, 9 am - 1 pm, Preparedness Fair at NE corner of Sierra Quad (Los Angeles County)

Earthquake preparedness fair held from 9 am to 1 pm on CSUN's Sierra Quad complete with informative booths, demonstrations, handouts, and prizes.

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Los Angeles Natural History Museum ShakeOut Activities

October 18, 2012, 9:30 am - 12 pm, Community Event at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Los Angeles County)

On October 18th, join the Natural History Museum for the Great California Shake Out! A whole day dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of earthquakes. From 9:30 am - 12:00 pm students of all ages are welcome to stop by and learn more about the....

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San Diego Santa Fe Depot ShakeOut Drill Day Media Event

October 18, 2012, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Conference at Santa Fe Depot (San Diego County)

The ShakeOut Drill Day Media Event at San Diego Santa Fe Depot will feature the American Red Cross and California Earthquake Authority's Traveling Red Table, preparedness information, a press conference, a demonstration for train passengers to practice what to do in case of an earthquake, and the ShakeOut Drill at 10:18 a.m.

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Shake Out Drill Day at The Tech Museum 0f Innovation

October 18, 2012, 10 am - 1 pm, Drill at The Tech Museum of Innovation (Santa Clara County)

The Tech Museum of Innovation will host a Shake Out Drill with 800+ students & museum guests as they practice Drop, Cover, & Hold On during the Shake Out Drill on 10/18 at 10:18a.m.

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Cal State Fullerton ShakeOut Drill (with mock victims)

October 18, 2012, 10 am - 12 pm, Demonstration at California State University, Fullerton (Orange County)

We will Drop, Cover, Hold On on 10/18, followed by "victims" of fallen debris, around campus

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ShakeOut Drill at Pasadena Christian School

October 18, 2012, 10:15 - 11:15 am, Drill/Exercise at Pasadena Christian School (Los Angeles County)

Schoolwide earthquake drill including first aid station, search & rescue teams and dismissing students.

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All California Target stores, Investigation Centers and Distribution Centers to Participate in 5th Annual Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

October 18, 2012, 10:18 - 10:18 am, Drill at All California Target stores, investigation centers and distribution centers

All team members in California’s 255 Target stores, in addition to investigations centers and distribution centers, will pause to practice “Drop, Cover and HoldOn” earthquake response techniques as if major earthquake were occurring at that very moment.
The drill is an opportunity for Target team members to practice how to respond if a major earthquake hits.

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California Academy of Sciences

October 18, 2012, 10:18 - 10:18 am, Drill at California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco County)

The California Academy of Sciences' staff and guests will participate in the Shakeout drill. The public is encouraged to participate. The public can also learn more about earthquakes in our new Earthquake exhibit.

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PathPoint non-profit organizations will practice Drop! Cover! Hold On!

October 18, 2012, 10:18 - 10:18 am, Drill at PathPoint in San Luis Obispo & Grover Beach (San Luis Obispo County)

On October 18th at 10:18 a.m., earthquake drills will be held at PathPoint in San Luis Obispo and Grover Beach for the Great California Shake Out! PathPoint is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities or disadvantages to re....

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Atascadero Christian Home

October 18, 2012, 10:18 - 10:18 am, Drill at Atascadero Christian Home (San Luis Obispo County)

The residents of Atascadero Christian Home attend safety training classes routinely and this week is no exception. On Tuesday, October 16 over 50 residents spent the early afternoon training on earthquake safety actions they can do while in wheelchairs, i....

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Great California Shake Out Awareness Preparedness Event

October 17, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Community Event at City of Rancho Cordova (Sacramento County)

This event is sponsored by the Metro Fire CERT team and is being hosted by the City of Rancho Cordova and the Cordova Community Council. Metro Fire CERT members will be demonstrating Stop - Drop - Cover as well as how to secure utilities. Mayor David San....

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Traveling Red Table at the Loma Prieta Anniversary & ShakeOut Prep Rally

October 17, 2012, 11 - 1 am, Conference at Union Square (San Francisco County)

The Traveling Red TableTM was created by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and American Red Cross (Red Cross) to highlight the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety, with emphasis on ShakeOut registration to practice the fifth step – how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” when the ground shakes.

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Loma Prieta Anniversary & ShakeOut Prep Rally

October 17, 2012, 11 am - 2 pm, Conference at Union Square (San Francisco County)

Featuring a preparedness fair and the American Red Cross volunteer “flash dance,” demonstrating Drop, Cover, and Hold On! National and local leaders will come together in commemoration of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and in preparation for the 2012 Great California ShakeOut. A "Flash Drill," earthquake simulator and key guest speakers will make this a fun and exciting event!

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FEMA Webinar: Earthquake Safety & Mitigation for Schools

October 16, 2012, 2 - 3:30 pm, Webinar at Webinar Link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nehrp-webinar/ Audio: Dial 1-(877) 241-4296, Participant Code: 34167944

In support of the upcoming Great ShakeOut earthquake drills (drop, cover, hold on drills) on October 18, 2012, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) is pleased to announce a one-hour webinar on Earthquake Safety and Mitigation for Schools.

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Family and Pet Emergency Preparedness Expo

October 16, 2012, 10 am - 1 pm, Community Event at Walmart (Los Angeles County)

Family and Pet Emergency Preparedness Expo featuring pet micro-chipping, pet adoptions, pet first aid demonstrations, pet preparedness giveaways, and free educational material from leading emergency management organizations.


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FEMA Webinar: Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage

October 15, 2012, 2 - 3:30 pm, Webinar at Webinar Link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nehrp-webinar/ Audio Line: 1 (877) 241-4296 Participant Code: 34167944

In support of the upcoming Great ShakeOut earthquake drills (drop, cover, hold on drills) on October 18, 2012, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) is pleased to announce a 1 ½ hour webinar on Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage.

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The 1868 Hayward Fault Earthquake, Illustrated History/Dinner Talk

October 15, 2012, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Community Event at Spengers Grotto (Alameda County)

1868 Haward Fault Earthquake History Dinner/Illustrated Talk

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Press Conference and Demonstration of “OK/HELP”

October 15, 2012, 8 am in Chatsworth, CA (Los Angeles County)

Councilmember Mitchell Englander, Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Dr. Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey, LAFD Chief Brian Cummings, and Chief Communications Officer Theresa Corigliano of the American Red Cross will hold a press conference and demonstration on Monday, Oct. 15 in advance of the Great ShakeOut to launch "OK/HELP," a valuable tool to help citizens and first responders in the immediate aftermath of a major earthquake.

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Traveling Red Table at the Miramar Air Show

October 12 - 14, 2012, 10 am, Community Event at Miramar Air Show (San Diego County)

The Traveling Red TableTM was created by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and American Red Cross (Red Cross) to highlight the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety, with emphasis on ShakeOutTM registration to practice the fifth step – how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” when the ground shakes.

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Buildings at Risk Summit - Earthquake Loss Reduction Summit 2012

October 11, 2012, 8 am - 6:30 pm, Conference at Westin Bonaventure (Los Angeles County)

The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) will be hosting our second annual earthquake loss reduction summit on Thursday October 11 as a precursor to the "Great California ShakeOut" event that will be held on October 18th.

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28th Annual Disaster Preparedness Academy

October 10, 2012, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Preparedness Fair at Anaheim Convention Center (Orange County)

The American Red Cross will host the 28th annual Disaster Preparedness Academy on October 10 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Traveling Red Table at the 28th Annual Disaster Preparedness Academy

October 10, 2012, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Community Event at Anaheim Convention Center (Orange County)

The Traveling Red TableTM was created by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and American Red Cross (Red Cross) to highlight the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety, with emphasis on ShakeOutTM registration to practice the fifth step – how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” when the ground shakes.

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San Bruno Emergency Preparedness Day

September 29, 2012, 10 am - 2 pm, Fair at San Bruno Resource and Recovery Center (San Mateo County)

ARE YOU READY?
Come join us and learn what to do to better prepare for all types of emergencies.

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St. Paul the Apostle ShakeOut Exercise

October 29, 2011, 5 - 8 pm, ShakeOut Week event at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church (Riverside County)

Parishioners and their families practice how they will protect themselves and their loved ones if they are in church during an earthquake.

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Disaster Preparedness Academy presented by the American Red Cross

October 26, 2011, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Presentation at Anaheim Convention Center (Orange County)


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Hermon ShakeOut: The Play

October 22, 2011, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, ShakeOut Week event at Fresco's Community Market Parking Lot (Los Angeles County)

This ambitious and creative drill will involve community participants of all types, who get to choose from at least 18 different role options to play out, and "where the whole town is the stage". It is based in Hermon, in northeast LA, but will involve players from all surrounding communities. The scenario is an earthquake followed by fire that requires evacuation to a Neighborhood Survival Area. Interested people should pre-register at www.LAsurvival.org.

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Más Listo Más Seguro

October 22, 2011, 9 am - 2:30 pm, Fair at Union Pacific Empowerment Center (Los Angeles County)

On Sat., Oct. 22, the Red Cross Los Angeles Region will host its inaugural Más Listo Más Seguro Disaster Preparedness Fair. The event will raise awareness among Spanish-speaking Angelinos about the importance of emergency preparedness through fun and informative activities for families.

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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!