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
  • How to safely respond to emergency vehicles lihts and sirens

9-1-1 Disptach Centers & Phone Technology

  • Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) aka Dispatch Centers
  • Understand the differences between VoIP, landline and cell phone 9-1-1 calls

Medical Emergencies

  • Identify life threatening medical emergencies
  • Learn how to quickly react to a medical emergency

Calling 9-1-1 in an Emergency

  • Learn what questions a 9-1-1 dispatcher will ask
  • Text to 9-1-1: Call if you can. Text if you can't. 
  • Be prepare for emergency responders arrival

Be Prepared...Be Ready! 

  • Important forms that can help during a medical emergency (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
  • AlertSCC, Alert & Warning System
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)
  • ReadySCC, Disaster Preparedness Mobile App
  • 2-1-1: Free community health/wellness and disaster information
  • Sourcewise: Assistance for older adults in Santa Clara Coutny

This program lasts approximately 1 hour.

To schedule this program, submit a Request

Fall Prevention Program

Learn how to identify fall risks and simple and effective home modifications to prevent falls. Learn six steps to prevent falls and what to do right after a fall happens. Get connected with community resources to maintain safety and wellness.

This class is taught in partnership with Stanford Healthcare. logoStanfordHealthCare

FLSafetySeniorSafetyProgram1Program topics include:

Fall Prevention

  • How to Prevent Falls
  • Exercises to Build Strength and Balance
  • What to do After a Fall

Home Modifications

  • Lighting, Stairs, Showers, Carpets & Floors


  • Medic Alert Systems
  • L.I.F.E. File (Lifesaving Information for Emergencies)
  • Medication Disposal
  • Centers for Disease Control STEADI information

Community Program & Services 

  • Learn about important local community resources and organizations

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!

When a disaster strikes it may be several days before emergency services arrive in your neighborhood.

Be Ready: Be Prepared!  

Learn about bay area disaster risks, how to make a plan and prepare for a disaster, and how to stay informed during and after the disaster. Learn about important communication systems and how to communicate with your support network during and after a disaster.

Participants will learn: 

Bay Area Risks & Emergency Procedures

  • Disaster risks within the SF Bay Area
  • Emergencies procedures on how to respond
  • Impacts on Infrastructure & Communities

Make A Plan

  • Develop a Communication Plan & Support Network
  • Evacuation Planning
  • Pet Preparedness
  • ReadySCC Application
  • Home Inventory
  • L.I.F.E. File

Get A Kit

  • Disaster supply kit for the home
  • “Go Kit” and vehicle supply kit

Stay Informed

  • Register to receive emergency alerts (AlertSCC)
  • How to access information during and after a disaster

Calling 9-1-1 in an Emergency

  • Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) aka Dispatch Centers
  • Understand Phone technology differences when calling 9-1-1
  • Text to 9-1-1: Call if you can. Text if you can’t.

PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

  • Prepare for a possible PSPS
  • Medical Baseline Program

This program lasts approximately 1 hour. 

To schedule this program, submit a Request


For more information on Emergency Preparedness

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January 12 - Be Ready: Be Prepared! (ONLINE)
April 20 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies (ONLINE)
June 16 - Fall Prevention Program (ONLINE)
June 29 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety (ONLINE)

February 3 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety (ONLINE)
February 18 - Fall Prevention Program (ONLINE)
April 29 - Be Ready: Be Prepared! (ONLINE)
May 6 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies  (ONLINE)

Los Gatos/Monte Sereno 
January 20 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies  (ONLINE)
March 24 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety  (ONLINE)
May 20 - Fall Prevention Program  (ONLINE)
June 10 - Be Ready: Be Prepared!  (ONLINE)

Los Altos 
January 28 - Fall Prevention Program  (ONLINE)
March 16 - Be Ready: Be Prepared! (ONLINE) 
April 14 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety  (ONLINE)
June 15 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies (ONLINE)

Los Altos Hills
March 30 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies (ONLINE)
April 28 - Fall Prevention Program (ONLINE)
May 4 - Be Ready: Be Prepared!  (ONLINE)
June 3 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety (ONLINE)

February 25 - Be Ready: Be Prepared!  (ONLINE)
March 3 - Preparing for Medical Emergencies  (ONLINE)
April 1 - Fall Prevention Program  (ONLINE)
May 26 - Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety  (ONLINE)

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Updated 10/14/2020