Preparing Residents for Home Emergencies

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

Program topics may include:

  • Home Fire Safety:
    -Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms
    -Home fire escape plan
  • Kitchen & Electrical Safety:
    -Kitchen and cooking safety
    -Heating and electrical safety
  •  9-1-1 Dispatch Centers:
    -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

  • Disaster Preparedness 
    -Make a Plan
    -Get a Kit
    -Stay Informed

  •  Community Resources: Learn about the following resources
    -Learn about Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training
    -Learn about the Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) class
    -CPR certification classes

This program lasts approximately 1 hour.

Preparing Residents for Emergencies flyer

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

Preparing Caregivers for Medical 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. Learn about where you can register to become CPR and First Aid certified. 

 This program lasts approximately 1 hour.

Preparing Caregivers for Emergencies - 2018 Free Classes  *** Updated 7/26/18 ***

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.

Senior Fire & Fall Prevention Program Flyer

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. 


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Request a Program or Service

Santa Clara County Fire Department proudly participates in various community and program events as well as offers station tours in all 15 fire stations.

Please complete this form to schedule a fire station tour or for Santa Clara County Fire Department to attend an event.

Please Note:

  • Santa Clara County Fire Department participation is limited to safety, community events and 503(c) nonprofits.
  • Station tours, school visits, and/or any other type of event must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance. No Exceptions.
  • Requests will be filled based on available resources.
  • Firefighters are "in service" and may need to leave quickly if they receive a 9-1-1 call.
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Below are links to open Request for Proposals (RFP's) along with links to answered questions.  Please see the content of each proposal for directions and guidence.

RFP Description
Invitation to Bid for:

Final Filing Date

Request for Proposals
For Design Professional Services for Los Gatos Fire Station and Los Altos Fire Station Kitchen Remodels and Seven Springs Fire Station Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel Project RFP FY 17/18-01TS

No later than 3:00pm PST on

Request for Proposals for Design Professional Services for Washer, Dryer, & Extractor MEP for Various Fire Stations RFP FY 18/19-01TS

No later than
3:00pm on


Press Release


County Fire – Stephanie Stuehler

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RELEASE DATE: April 15, 2015 8:00 A.M.


Cupertino, CA – April 15, 2015 - Santa Clara County Fire Department in collaboration with the City of Cupertino, El Camino Hospital, and The PulsePoint Foundation announce the launch of the “Find the AED Contest”. Participants locate and submit photos of unregistered automated external defibrillators (AED) by using the PulsePoint AED app on their smart phone.


The contest will run from April 15 – May 15, 2015 and the top three winners who find the most AEDs in Santa Clara County Fire Department’s jurisdiction and specifically in the City of Cupertino will each receive a prize, such as an Apple Watch.


“Members of the community can use their smart phone to take photos of AEDs and upload the location information to the PulsePoint AED registry,” said Santa Clara County Fire Department’s Fire Chief, Ken Kehmna. “It is important to build an accurate registry to enable professional first responders and citizens responding to PulsePoint alerts to quickly find and use AEDs during emergencies. This contest will help us build that registry.”


The American Heart Association estimates that immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation with an AED can more than double a victim’s chance of survival.


The PulsePoint AED and PulsePoint Respond apps are available for free download from the iTunes Store and Google Play.


For more information about the contest, please visit