Get ready to ShakeOut! The largest earthquake drill ever has been scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2011.

Drop! Cover! Hold On!

At 10:20 a.m. on October 20, 2011, over 6 million 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 10:20 a.m. on 10/20. ShakeOut is an important chance to get prepared and practice personal protection 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 .

  • Plan Your Drill:

    • Register at to be counted in the ShakeOut Drill, get email updates, and more.
    • Have a "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" drill at 10:20 a.m. on October 20. 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
    • Share your experience at

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

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