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ShakeOut Resources

The materials on this page are available to support participation in ShakeOutBC, as well as increase earthquake awareness and preparedness. Click here to see ShakeOut resources from around the world.

Drill Manuals and Planning Documents

These manuals provide guidance at several levels for planning your drill:

ShakeOutBC Drill and Participant Guide: Simple to advanced drills for any organization
Basic School ShakeOutBC Drills
ShakeOutBC Social Media Guide
ShakeOutBC Public Education Campaign Guide

Tourism Participation Guide
ShakeOutBC Door Hanger: Printable ShakeOut door hanger
ShakeOutBC Rack Card: Printable ShakeOut rack card
ShakeOutBC Tent Card: Printable ShakeOut tent card
Tsunami Rack Card: Printable tsunami rack card
Tsunami Door Hanger: Printable tsunami door hanger
Tsunami Tent Card: Printable tsunami tent card

Tsunami Drill: How to include tsunami evacuation in your ShakeOut drill
Tsunami FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about tsunamis in British Columbia and how to reduce their potential consequences

Girl Guides of Canada ShakeOut badge program

ShakeOut Shop

Click here to order t-shirts, stickers and magnets to support your ShakeOutBC event.

Fact Sheets

Earthquake Actions for Driving
Earthquake Actions for Outdoor Spaces
Earthquake Actions for Post-Secondary Institutions
Earthquake Actions for Health Care Providers and Patients
Earthquake Actions for Infants and Young Children
Earthquake Actions for K-12 Schools
Earthquake Actions for Animal Safety
Earthquake Actions for Natural Gas Safety
Earthquake Actions for People With Disabilities
Earthquake Actions for Stadiums and Theatres
Earthquake Actions for Stores and Retailers
Earthquake Actions for Hotels and Lodgings
Earthquake Actions for Businesses and Offices


Drill audio and video recordings.
Preparedness Now TV Documentary
How-to Videos for “Drop, Cover and Hold On” in a variety of situations
ShakeOutBC on YouTube
Hear from the experts about earthquake preparedness.

Posters, Flyers and Brochures

ShakeOutBC Tri-Fold Brochure (250KB)
ShakeOutBC Door Hanger
ShakeOutBC Rack Card

"Get Ready to ShakeOut"
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)

"Join Us"
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)

"ShakeOut. Don't Freak Out."
Color (PDF)
Black & White (PDF)
Get Ready to ShakeOut
"Get Ready to ShakeOut"
Color (PDF)
Don't Freak Out
"ShakeOut. Don't Freak Out."
Color (PDF)

"What to do
during an Earthquake"

Color (PDF)

"Protect yourself
during an Earthquake"

Color (PDF)

Posters and Flyers

Color (PDF)

Web, Print and Social Media Graphics

Add images to websites, social media channels and printed materials to promote the ShakeOutBC drill and earthquake preparedness.

General Preparedness Information

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety (PDF from Earthquake Country Alliance)

Tips for How to Secure Your Furnishings and Home Structure (PDF from ShakeOut BC)

PreparedBC: BC’s central resource for emergency preparedness information (Emergency Management BC)

Emergency Preparedness Information (Public Safety Canada)

Emergency Preparedness Information for Business (Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce)

Earthquake Science (Natural Resources Canada)

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