City of Riverside, California
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The Great California ShakeOut

Annual Statewide Earthquake Drill

  At 10:16 a.m. on October 16, 2014, millions of Californians will “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in The Great California ShakeOut, the state’s largest earthquake drill ever! Everyone is encouraged to participate in the drill wherever you are at 10:16 a.m. on 10/16!

Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your organization, and your community.

Why is a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill important? To respond quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you.

Millions of people worldwide have participated in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills since 2008. The Great California ShakeOut is held on the third Thursday of October each year. Everyone can participate! Individuals, families, businesses,   schools, colleges, government agencies and organizations are all invited to register. Register at: 


Riverside Fire Department

Office of Emergency Management

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Riversiders need to be vigilant in preparing for all types of emergencies. The city is preparing for disasters, but residents will most often be the first to render aid to family and neighbors.

Taking steps now to prepare will go a long way to returning our community to normalcy. Please join me in making our city a safer and better prepared place to live, work, and visit.

Get a kit, make a plan, be informed and get involved.

Mayor Rusty Bailey

Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. Just as the City of Riverside and partner agencies are prepared to deal with large scale emergencies, individuals must be prepared as well. Ready Riverside highlights a four-step approach to emergency preparedness.

Ready RiversideGet a Kit

Ready RiversideMake a Plan

Ready RiversideBe Informed

Ready RiversideGet Involved

By taking these few simple steps, you can become ready for any emergency that may affect you at home, at school, at work, or while traveling.

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