Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety

This class will educate you on how to protect against fraud and identity theft. Discuss personal safety and home security protection methods. Identify suspicious activity and know when to report it.  Understand fire risks and practice safety habits to prevent fires. Develop a home escape plan. 

This class is taught in partnership with local law enforcement (depending on location of class): Campbell PD, Los Gatos/Monte Sereno PD, Los Altos PD and Santa Clara County Sheriff Department

Program topics include:

  • Fraud & Crime Prevention
    What is Fraud? How Con Artists work
    Common Scams and How to Protect Yourself
    What is Identity Theft? How to Avoid Identity Theft
    Crime Prevention At Home
    Reporting Suspicious Behavior
  •  Fire Safety
    Kitchen & Electrical Safety information
    Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Alarms information
    Learn how to develop a home escape plan
    Calling 9-1-1 in an emergency 
    Community Resources (L.I.F.E. File, 2-1-1, AlertSCC, ReadySCC, etc.)

  • Fire Engine & Crew Visit - if available

This program lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

To schedule this program, submit a Request

Preparing for Medical Emergencies

This class will teach you how to recognize medical emergencies and when to call 9-1-1. Learn how to report 9-1-1 emergencies and what to do before help arrives. Be prepared with completed medical documents and explore resources for caregivers. This class provides you with the knowledge and tools needed to prepare for a medical emergency before it may happen. AmbulanceGurneyphoto

Program topics include:

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Overiew
    Understanbd how ambulance & fire servcies are organized within Santa Clara County

  • Responding to Emergency Vehicles Lights & Sirens
    Learn how to safely respond to emergency vehicles lights and sirens

  • 9-1-1 Disptach Centers
    Learn about Dispatch Centers,  known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)
    Learn the differences when calling 9-1-1 from a landline, VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), and cell phones

  • Medical Emergencies
    Identify types of medical conditions that can become life threatening
    Learn how to quickly and appropriately react to a medical emergencies 

  • Calling 9-1-1 in an Emergency
    Learn about and be preapred for the questions the 9-1-1 dispatchers will ask
    Be prepare for emergency responders arrival
  • Be Prepared...Be Ready! 
    Obtain current medical information (LIFE File/DNR/POLST)
    Create an emergency contact list
    Learn about where you can register to become CPR and First Aid certified
  • Community Resources
    Santa Clara County Senior Centers
    2-1-1 
    AlertSCC
    ReadySCC
    Sourcewise
  • Fire Engine & Crew Visit - if available

This program lasts approximately 1 hour.

To schedule this program, submit a Request

Fall Prevention Program

Identify fall risks and learn simple and effective home modifications to prevent falls. Learn what to do if you fall and learn about exercises and activities that can help prevent falls. Get connected with community resources to maintain safety and wellness.

This class is taught in partnership with Stanford Healthcare. logoStanfordHealthCare

FLSafetySeniorSafetyProgram1Program topics include:

  • Fall Data Statistics
  • How to Prevent A Fall
  • Fall Prevention Programs
  • Home Modifications
  • What to Do After a Fall
  • Medic Alert Systems
  • Medication and sharps disposal information
  • Senior Community Programs & Resources

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This program lasts approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

To schedule this program, submit a Request


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6 Steps to Prevent Falls

Be Ready: Be Prepared!

Learn about Bay Area disaster risks, how to make a plan and prepare for a disaster, disaster supply kit contents, and how stay informed during and after the disaster. Learn about important communication systems and how to communicate with your support network during a disaster.

Program topics include: 

  • Bay Area Risks & Emergency Procedures
    Disaster risks we face in the San Francisco Bay AreaHow to respond to earthquakes, wilfires, and floods
  • Make A Plan
    Develope a Personal Support NetworkDeciding to evacuate or shelter in place
  • Get A Kit
    Learn about what to include in your disaster supply kit for your home and automobile
  • Stay Informed
    Learn how to register and receive emergency alertsLear how to gain access to important infromation during and after a disaster

This program lasts approximately 1 hour. 

To schedule this program, submit a Request

 

For more information on Emergency Preparedness

 
2020 Senior Safety Series
Stay Safe! Stay Secure!...FREE safety classes scheduled in each city/town listed below.

 

For a list of upcoming safety classes, please visit SCCFD Eventbrite listing page. 

 

Campbell
January 28 - Be Ready: Be Prepared!
April 21 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
June 16 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
Septemer 15 - Fall Prevention Program

Cupertino 
March 11 - Fall Prevention Program  (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
May 20 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
August 19 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
November 4 - Be Ready: Be Prepared!

Los Gatos/Monte Sereno 
February 25 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety
July 14 - Be Ready: Be Prepared! (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
Septemer 29 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies
November 17 - Fall Prevention Program

Los Altos 
March 4 - Be Ready: Be Prepared!
May 27 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
July 29 - Fall Prevention Program (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
December 2 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies

Los Altos Hills
February 13 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies
May 14 - Be Ready: Be Prepared! (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
August 13 - Fall Prevention Program (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
November 12 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety

Saratoga 
April 7 - Fall Prevention Program (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
June 10 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies (CANCELED due to COVID-19)
September 2 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety
December 10 - Be Ready: Be Prepared!