Learn about the disaster risks where you live, safety steps to take during a disaster, and how you can plan for disasters ahead of time. The creation of a Personal Support Network of family, friends, and neighbors will be emphasized.
Identify the items to be gathered, prior to a disaster, for a supplies kit that will be effective whether you stay at home or need to evacuate after a disaster.
Safety information will be available after a disaster, giving instructions about where to go and what to do. Learn how this information will be communicated and how to communicate with friends and loved ones during an incident.
This program lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
To schedule this program,
3 hours - FREE
Learn how to prepare to be on your own for several days after the next large disaster. Training includes review of disaster supply kit, home and workplace preparedness, treating life threatening conditions, fire prevention, fire extinguishers and hazardous materials.
Are You Prepared to...Help yourself...Help your family… and add a little PEP into your life!
When disaster strikes, it may be days before emergency medical, police and fire arrive in your neighborhood. The purpose of this course in Personal Emergency Preparedness is to inform and prepare individuals to be self sufficient for days after an area wide emergency.This course will assist individuals and families to plan and be prepared in event of an emergency or disaster. The Personal Emergency Preparedness course is a 3-hour class designed for families to be able to survive the first 72 hours of a disaster.
Emergency Preparedness topics include:
- The impact of an area-wide disaster for individuals and community
- Workplace and home safety
- Earthquake emergency supplies to have available
- Fire safety and how to use a fire extinguisher
- What to do when your phones don’t work; how to contact your family members
- When and how to turn gas/electrical/water off
- Household hazardous materials
2018 PEP Class Schedule
TO REGISTER: Click on a date below
- January 6 - Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00pm • Campbell
- February 8 - Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00pm • Los Altos Hills
- Februrary 15 - Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00pm • Cupertino
- April 18 - Wednesday, 4:00 - 7:00pm • Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
- April 28 - Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00pm • Saratoga
- May 9 - Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00pm • Los Altos
- June 14 - Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00pm • Cupertino
- August 23 - Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00pm • Los Altos
- September 8 - Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00pm • Campbell
- September 13 - Thursday, 4:00 - 7:00pm • Los Gatos/Monte Sereno
- September 18 - Tuesday, 4:00 - 7:00pm • Los Altos Hills
- December 4 - Tuesday, 4:00 - 7:00pm • Saratoga
(408) 378-4010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Businesses can prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today's world including natural hazards like floods, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism.
If you are not sure whether your property or business is at risk from a disaster caused natural hazards, be sure to check the MyHazards website.
California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) Resources
FEMA's Ready Campaign
FEMA assists businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards.
- FEMA Small Business Toolkit
- FEMA Emergency Preparedness Resources For Businesses
- FEMA Plan, Prepare, and Mitigate the Effects of Earthquakes
Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA provides resources to businesses to develop a plan to protect employees, lessen the financial impact of disasters, and re-open your business quickly to support economic recovery in your community.
21 Hours - $35.00 (Fee covers participant's safety equipment and training material.)
In the event of an area wide disaster, critical infrastructure and emergency services will be impacted. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) academy trains residents to prepare for and respond to life-threatening events in their community. CERT members can mobilize neighborhood resources, deliver immediate assistance to victims, organize emergency communications and provide support to first responders.
What is CERT?
Each city has its own organized CERT program. CERT members prepare, organize and work together as a team to provide essential services to their community during and after a disaster. CERTs strengthen neighborhood resiliency and play a vital role in their City’s disaster response efforts.
CERT academies are offered in the communities served by the Santa Clara County Fire Department and rotate throughout the year. Some of the skills taught include organizing resources, medical operations, basic search and rescue, how to use a fire extinguisher and damage assessment.
Using classroom and simulation based education; CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace immediately following an event when emergency responders may not be immediately available to help. Taking CERT training is easy, fun and a great way for your business or neighborhood to strengthen working and personal relationships that will be vital in responding to an emergency.
CERT training is accomplished in about 21-hours culminating with a final disaster simulation exercise applying the skills participants have learned.
Training is broken up into eight (8) modules:
Light Search and Rescue
Emergency Medical Operations
Disaster Simulation Exercise
2018 CERT Academy Schedule
TO REGISTER for a CERT Academy: Click on a "city/town CERT" link below
- Campbell CERT (January) Schedule
- Los Altos Hills CERT (March) Schedule
- Saratoga CERT (May) Schedule
- Cupertino CERT (July) Schedule
- Los Altos CERT (September) Schedule
- Los Gatos/Monte Sereno (October/November) Schedule
(408) 808-7800 or email@example.com
Do you live in a hillside community? Would you like to learn more about the things that you could do to increase the survivability of your home in the event of a wildland fire? Would the homeowners in your neighborhood like to learn more about the codes and ordinances that affect those living in the hillside communities?
Wildland Urban Interface Preparedness Inspections
The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Preparedness Inspections are designed to assist property owners in determining what can be done to their property to minimize fire hazards and maximize fire resistance. If you live in a hillside community and would like a free inspection review of your property, contact the Fire Prevention Division at (408) 378-4010.