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It's Not Worth It. Fireworks Can Cause Dangerous Fires.

It's Not Worth It. Fireworks Can Cause Dangerous Fires.

While celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, Santa Clara County Fire Department reminds residents to leave fireworks to the professionals. 

All fireworks are illegal in Santa Clara County and can result in fires and injuries that are easily preventable. Residents can incur fines for using, possessing, storing or selling illegal fireworks. Santa Clara County's 'social host' Fireworks Ordinance holds property owners responsible for illegal use of fireworks on their property.

This year, Santa Clara County has experienced a significant grass crop that has dried and makes our hillside communities, parks and open spaces susceptible to fires. One spark from a firework could have disastrous consequences. The National Fire Protection Association reports that fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires cause an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damage.

Remember, when it comes to fireworks, it's not worth it. Keep your family and neighborhood safe, attend one of the many community fireworks displays throughout the county and enjoy a happy Fourth of July!

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Wildfire Preparedness Community Meetings 2019

Wildfire Preparedness Community Meetings 2019

Help reduce wildfire risk and better prepare your family and our home with our Ready, Set, Go program. Learn more about the things that you could do to increase the survivability of your home in the event of a wildland fire. Attend one of our Wildfire Preparedness Community Meetings.

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Free Text Message Alert System is Lifeline for Homeless during Disasters

Free Text Message Alert System is Lifeline for Homeless during Disasters

The County Office of Supportive Housing’s staff has created a lifeline for homeless individuals by using a text message alert system (AlertSCC) to convey critical disaster alerts and weather warnings. Staff also uses the system to direct people to life-saving resources such as cooling centers and tips for keeping safe in the heat.

Please share information about this free service with service providers and at-risk individuals. For more details, visit: AlertSCC or contact Patty Eaton, Public and Risk Communication Officer at patty.eaton@oes.sccgov.org

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Historical Fire Apparatus Comes Home to Santa Clara County Fire Department

Historical Fire Apparatus Comes Home to Santa Clara County Fire Department

On Friday, February 23, 2018, Santa Clara County Fire Department took delivery of Squad 1 for the second time in Department history. The squad returns to service, not as a frontline apparatus, but instead as an honored piece of our historical fleet.

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