Shakey-Quakey Earthquake Simulators are Temporarily Unavailable
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The Shakey-Quakey Program teaches children about earthquake safety.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s highly specialized earthquake simulators were designed to educate children about how to prepare for and stay safe during an earthquake in a way they can understand as well as share with family members.
These trailer-mounted simulators are designed to look and feel like a schoolhouse inside, with real desks and a chalkboard. Each trailer is outfitted with nine child-sized seats, one adult seat and one wheelchair accessible seat. Once participants enter the trailer, they watch a short video featuring beloved Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Yogi Bear, who is voiced by actor Dan Akroyd. Yogi and his friends guide the kids through an exercise where they see, feel and react to the sensations of a virtual earthquake, including shaking, falling objects and sounds. Each segment is approximately three minutes in length. Afterwards, participants receive an official Yogi Bear earthquake preparedness booklet to take home and share with their families.
These simulators are available to schools and community organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Reservations are completed by contacting the Public Information Office at (323) 881-2412.