On October 18th, over 10.6 million registrants – including thousands of schools – will participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. The annual event allows people to practice and get comfortable with emergency response procedures for earthquakes.
Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) in Redlands, California, participates in the event each year using their InformaCast system. RUSD sets up a pre-recorded message to broadcast an alert across phones and speakers. Students who participate learn to recognize InformaCast alerts that will give them important safety information in the event of an emergency.