Preparing Residents for Emergencies

County Fire offers the following safety program to prepare residents for emergencies. 

Program topics may include:

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Overview:
    -Understand how ambulance & fire services are organized within Santa Clara County

  •  9-1-1 Dispatch:
    -Learn about 9-1-1 dispatch centers, also known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)
    -Learn about the difference between landline and cell phone calls

  •  Calling 9-1-1 in an Emergency
    -Be prepared for the questions the 9-1-1 dispatchers will ask
    -Learn how to prepare for the arrival of emergency responders
    -Learn how to safely respond to emergency vehicles lights and sirens

  •  Home Fire Safety: Be Prepared!
    -Learn about smoke alarms & carbon monoxide alarms
    -How to develop a home fire escape plan
    -Kitchen and cooking safety
    -Heating and electrical safety

  • Be Prepared: Be Proactive! 
    -Learn about Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training
    -Learn about the Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) class
    -Learn the importance of becoming CPR certified

  •  Community Resources: Learn about the following resources
    -2-1-1
    -AlertSCC

This program lasts approximately 1 hour.

To schedule this program,
< Request Preparing Residents for Emergencies Program  (select Guest Speaker Request)

Preparing Caregivers for Emergencies

The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to help you and your client(s) prepare for a medical emergency. AmbulanceGurneyphoto

Program topics may include:

  • Your Role As a Caregiver During Emergencies: 
    Learn what you will need to do to be an efficient and effective caregiver to handle a medical emergency.

  • How to Identify a Medical Emergency:
    What symptoms necessitate a 9-1-1 call for first responder assistance and why.

  • Understanding the EMS System: 
    Identify and discuss how emergency resources are utilized within Santa Clara County.

  • Calling 9-1-1 in an Emergency:
    Learn what 7 questions a 9-1-1 Dispatcher needs answers to and how to organize and be prepared to answer them.

  • Give Emergency Responders What They Need: 
    Understanding what paramedics and firefighters need after they arrive on scene.

  • Be Prepared and communicate with your client:
    Obtain current medical information and create an emergency contact list. Become CPR and First Aid certified. 

 This program lasts approximately 1 hour.

To schedule this program,
 < Request Preparing Caregivers for Emergencies  (select Guest Speaker Request)

Senior Fire & Fall Prevention Program

SCCFD offers a Senior Fire & Fall Prevention program that focuses on fire and fall prevention, while emphasizing health and wellness.

FLSafetySeniorSafetyProgram1Program topics may include:

  • 9-1-1
  • Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm information
  • Cooking safety
  • Heating and electrical safety
  • Home escape planning
  • Fall prevention
  • Medication and sharps disposal information
  • And referral information for a variety of health and human services that are available to seniors within Santa Clara County.

FLSafetySeniorSafetyProgram2This safety program also includes a question/answer session with local firefighters and a tour of a fire engine if so desired.

This program lasts approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

To schedule this program,
< Request a Senior Fire & Fall Prevention Program 
 (select Guest Speaker Request)


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Be Ready: Seniors Prepared!

For more information and program description, visit the Emergency Preparedness section.