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This year on October 15 at 10:15 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice How to Drop, Cover, and Hold On during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills which began in California in 2008. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.

While some areas of California are more likely to have earthquakes than others, all of California is at higher risk compared to the rest of the country. In fact, the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains are the result of seismic activity along the San Andreas Fault running right through the County.

You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school, or even on vacation.

What you do now will determine your quality of life after our next damaging earthquake. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly?

The San Bernardino County Fire, Office of Emergency Services is proud to be a part of the Great California ShakeOut.


What you can do...

San Bernardino County Museum Event

The epicenter of ShakeOut-related activities will be at the:

  • To be announced

Please join us for an educational and fun-filled event, during which families will be treated to an Earthquake Preparedness fair, complete with emergency equipment, emergency responders, and earthquake preparedness educational activities.

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Being prepared for a natural disaster starts with making a plan. That's why the San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services created the 'Ready SB' app. Download the Ready SB app today and it will guide you step-by-step in creating your customized family disaster plan. 

During a disaster, use Ready SB to receive emergency alerts, evacuation and shelter information, live up-to-date traffic reports, contact information of nearby resources, and everything you need to know to stay safe before, during, and after a disaster.

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