The Great Utah ShakeOut 2012 Exercise

According to a report from the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Advocate, a new electronic newsletter, FEMA and Utah state officials reported that the Great Utah ‘ShakeOut’ on April 17-19, 2012, was the largest scale earthquake drill in state history. The ShakeOut enlisted 945,068 participants to react as they would in an actual earthquake emergency situation.

More than 150 government officials from FEMA, Department of Defense, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado relied on HSIN as the primary operational information sharing and reporting platform utilized during this multi-state exercise. Mission Advocate, Rick Eaton, was on duty to provide hands-on training and guidance on how to use HSIN for reporting and tracking throughout the three-day exercise.

Visit to learn more about the results from the Great Utah ShakeOut exercise.



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