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Published October 6, 2010

THE GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT 



Get ready to ShakeOut!  The largest earthquake drill ever has been scheduled for October 21, 2010.

Drop! Cover! Hold On!
At 10:21 a.m. on October 21, 2010, millions of Californians will "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" in The Great California ShakeOut. All businesses are encouraged to participate in the drill, or plan a more extensive exercise, at 10:21 a.m. on 10/21. The exercise is an important chance to get prepared and practice how to protect ourselves in the event of an earthquake. As a registered ShakeOut participant you will: learn what you can do to get prepared; be counted in the largest earthquake drill ever; receive ShakeOut news and other earthquake information; and set an example that motivates others to participate.

How to Participate
Here are a few suggestion for what businesses can do to participate in the ShakeOut. More information and resources can be found at www.ShakeOut.org/businesses.
  • Plan Your Drill:
    • Register at www.ShakeOut.org/register to be counted in the ShakeOut Drill, get email updates, and more.
    • Have a "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" drill at 10:21 a.m. on October 21. You can also exercise other aspects of your emergency plan.
    • Discuss what you learned and make improvements.
  • Get Prepared for Earthquakes:
    • Check your emergency supplies and equipment; make sure they are accessible and functional.
    • Ask departments to inspect facilities for items that might fall and cause injury and secure them.
    • Encourage employees to prepare at home.
    • Provide first aid and response training for staff.
  • Share the ShakeOut:
    • Encourage employees to ask their friends, families and neighbors to register.
    • Ask colleagues at other businesses to participate.
    • Get posters, flyers, and other materials for promoting the ShakeOut at www.ShakeOut.org/resources.
    • Share your experience at www.shakeout.org/drill.
Additional Information
Additional information on this program is available. Please refer to the Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department contact below for details.

Contact Information
Genevieve Pastor-Cohen
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department
3560 Nevada Street. Pleasanton, California  94566
(925) 454-2317  phone     gpastor-cohen@lpfire.org   e-mail     www.lpfire.org   WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW