Are you ready to Shake it Out?  The 2014 Great California Shakeout Drill is scheduled for 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16th.  “Anyone in California can Shake It, from a single individual at home, to schools or the office says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. The main goal of the Shakeout is to get Californians prepared for major earthquakes, and to promote what to do before, during and after an earthquake.”

The drill is sponsored and supported by many local, state and federal government entities, including the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

While participating in the event, at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16, you should practice dropping to the ground before the quake drops you. Take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and holding on to it until the shaking stops as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in that position for at least 60 seconds.

Get together with family, friends and co-workers and plan to “Shake it Out.” Were over-do and under prepared reminds Chief DiGiovanna.


For more information on supplies and training to ‘Shake it Out’ visit: and  websites.

Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna