Great California ShakeOut Media Events - Southern California

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Great California ShakeOut provides an opportunity for the whole community to come together and improve their earthquake safety, involving more than 10.3 million people (and counting) this year.

Below are highly visual, engaging earthquake drills and exercises the media are encouraged to attend and cover in Southern California.

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1. Northridge | MySafe:LA Great ShakeOut at Dearborn Elementary

Location: Dearborn Elementary School, 9240 Wish Avenue, Northridge, CA 91325
Time: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4 AM - 12 PM
Contact: Todd Leitz, MySafe:LA,,  213-379-0021
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MySafe:LA and the Los Angeles Fire Department, along with the Earthquake Country Alliance, will team up for a drill at an LAUSD elementary school that prepares first responders, students and teachers, and community-members for the "Big One." The drill will include students professionally made-up to look like they've been injured in the quake, and simulated post-quake scenarios managed by the teachers and the first-in LAFD fire company. This is the primary ShakeOut Day media event in Los Angeles and will include a press conference, The Big Shaker earthquake simulator, information tables and demonstrations on the 7 Steps to Earthquake Safety for the media.

Toney Chaplin, and SF Board of Education will be on hand to practice as well. San Francisco's public school students have been taking part in this statewide emergency exercise since it began in 2008.

2. El Segundo | 2016 Kinecta Safety Day

Location: Kinecta Federal Credit Union Ops Center (ground floor), 2100 Park Place
El Segundo, CA 90245
Time: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 10 am - 2:00 pm
Contact: Frank Jurik,, 310-643-2197
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The 2016 Kinecta Safety Day is an event to raise local awareness on and practice Safety and Emergency Preparedness. There will be vendors and safety professionals from the community with booths and giving presentations on their area of expertise. Although there will be an emphasis on earthquake safety (all Kinecta employees will also participate in the drill at 10:20AM), the Safety Day will have participants from virtually every discipline of safety and preparedness. There will also be a raffle and refreshments served. 

3. Reseda | Be More Prepared - City of Los Angeles ShakeOut Preparedness Day

Council Member Blumenfield's District Office, 19040 Vanowen Street
Room 130, Reseda, CA 91335
Time: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8 am - 3 pm
Contact: Mona Curry, City of LA, Emergency Management Department,, 213-484-4891
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The City will conduct an exercise to practice food service using supplies from the disaster trailer, conduct an EMS Volunteer training, practice drop, cover and hold on, and host a general meeting of the Emergency Network of Los Angeles (ENLA). 


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