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MEDIA ADVISORY: SFUSD students participate in Great California ShakeOut

Media Advisory


Bryant Elementary students will join thousands of other SFUSD students in the Great California Shakeout Earthquake Drill. The purpose of the drill is to practice recommended safety procedures to take during an earthquake, and to assure our families that schools are a safe place to be during an emergency and we are doing our very best to protect their children.


Thursday, October 18th / 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

*Media, please arrive by 9:45 a.m. for set-up

Bryant Elementary School / 2641 25th Street


Mayor London Breed

Dr. Vincent Matthews, Superintendent of SFUSD

Mike Dayton, Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White

Students and teachers


Millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” at 10:18 a.m. on October 18 during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, which began in California in 2008. The purpose of the ShakeOut drill is practice and preparation: knowing what to do before, during, and after an earthquake and preparing our homes, workplaces and schools for any type of an emergency. Schools, businesses and public facilities will be participating in the drill. For more information visit

City officials and students practice and demonstrate the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill and evacuation of school building.


Page updated on 10/17/18