Wyoming Office of Homeland Security encourages residents to participate in the Wyoming Shake Out, which will be conducted on Oct. 16, 2014.

The Shake Out focuses on earthquake preparedness for families, individuals, business organizations and government agencies across the state. The drill will begin at 10:16 a.m. and participants are encouraged to “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

Guy Cameron, director of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security said. “participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive - and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.”

It is estimated that more than 15 million people worldwide will participate in the 2014 Shake Out exercise. Participants and organizers can access additional resources on the website. There’s even a short audio and video which can be played during the drill. Personalized certificates of participation can also be downloaded and printed.

Interested participants who cannot take part during the scheduled Shake Out can determine an alternate time to take part in the activities.