The Great Washington Shakeout

The Great Washington Shakeout ( is an annual earthquake drill the provides individuals, families and businesses an opportunity to practice earthquake safety. Participation can vary from a simple “drop, cover, hold on” drill to a larger test of your preparedness and planning. Resources to help guide participating businesses can be found on the ShakeOut website including:

Business Drill Manual :
Drop Cover, and Hold on!:
Audio and video drill broadcast recordings:

We highly encourage your business to participate, and kindly request that you register your organization. Registration is absolutely free and only takes less than a minute.