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Time is Running Out to Participate in the
Great Southern California ShakeOut
Imagine 21 million Southern Californians crawling under
their desks at the exact same moment to Drop, Cover, and
Hold On. Is it one of the major earthquakes that we're
preparing for? No-but it could be.
On November 13,
join students, businesses, organizations, firefighters,
police officers and emergency responders in the country's
largest-ever earthquake preparedness exercise-the ShakeOut
Register today for the ShakeOut. Registration is free and
open to anyone!
You may find answers to your questions on our
Frequently Asked Questions
As a registered shakeout participant you will:
Be notified of ShakeOut news and updates
Get connected with other participants
Create your own preparedness network of family, friends and
Set an example that motivates others to get prepared
Create and share your personal ShakeOut activities and
Don't be Left Out!
Please register online with the appropriate form below, or
(116 KB PDF) and mail or fax your registration.
If you are an individual or family:
Register Yourself or Your
If you are a business:
Register Your Business
If you are a school, district, or educational organization:
Register Your School or
If you are an organization, government agency, news media,
or other group:
Register Your Organization
HBNW know if you
register as we would like to acknowlege YOU!
Summer Safety Tips Around Your Home
When the weather warms up, millions of Americans find
themselves outside working on maintaining their lawns and
yards. Criminals know this and watch for easy opportunities
to steal from people when they are distracted. People often
make simple mistakes such as leaving doors or gates open,
inadvertently giving unwanted visitors an invitation onto
Burglars can an will, if the opportunity is easy enough,
walk right through an open front door or a gate leading to
the back yard, grab what they can and run off. It only takes
a minute for you to become their victim, so always keep the
front door locked, and side gates closed.
Another common mistake many people make is to leave their
garage door up while they are working outside. This provides
a perfect opportunity for a criminal to get in and grab any
valuable items they have in the garage. A tool shed is
another easy target when the door is left hanging open. You
can avoid these types of hazards by remembering to be
watchful and vigilant, keeping all doors, gates and windows
closed and never giving a thief an easy target.
Summer Outdoor Safety Tips
During the summer people spend more time outside, going on
walks, outings for the day and vacations. Statistics show
that people who plan ahead are far less likely to become
victims of a crime. An evening walk can be a great way to
get some exercise and enjoy the warm weather. When you
invite someone to go with you, not only will you have a
companion, you will also be safer.
As temperatures rise, people flock to beach where they can
cool off in the water. Anywhere a large number of people
will be gathering is a potential hot spot for criminals such
as pick pockets and thieves. Enjoy your summer activities
but remember to watch over your belongings at all times.
Never leave any personal items unattended, even for a
moment. Men should place their wallets in a front pocket so
they are more difficult to grab, and women should always
keep their purses close to them. Cars get very hot in the
summer, and people tend to leave their windows down. This
offers easy access to any criminal. Never leave anything of
value inside your car, especially if is not completely
sealed and locked up. Criminals may use the warm weather as
an excuse to prey on victims, but people who can remember
simple safety precautions and take a few steps to prevent
crime can avoid being a victim.