Preschool Safety Program

NEW Fire Safety for Young Children program is available virtually!  

We are currently offering a 45-minute LIVE, ONLINE, and INTERACTIVE fire safety program geared specifically for young children, ages 3 to 6 years old.
This program includes an imaginative and adventurous storytime to reinforce important fire safety lessons. 

During this interactive program, young children will learn about:

  • Fire safety - recognize the difference between good fires and bad fires
  • Matches and lighters safety - tools for adults, not toys for children
  • Smoke alarms - what to do when you hear the beep, crawl low, and go outside

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Students will also watch a firefighter put on gear to learn what firefighters look and sound like when wearing their protective clothing and breathing apparatus. We will also have time for questions and answers too!

Fire Safety for Young Children Program Flyer

Register at www.sccfd.eventbrite.com or for more information, contact the Community Education Office at (408) 378-4010 or via email.

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(NOTE: In-person classes are currently on hold due to COVID-19) 

County Fire personnel, along with a fire engine, will visit your preschool and introduce students to age-appropriate fire and life safety skills, provide a tour of the fire engine and demonstrate how a firefighter looks dressed in full protective gear.

This program is approximately 50 minutes in length (25 minutes inside the classroom and then 25 minutes outside with the firefighters and fire engine).


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Request a Preschool Safety Program (select School Visit/Safety Program) or for more information, contact the Community Education Office at (408) 378-4010 or via email.

Elementary School Safety Program

Firefighters will visit your elementary school and teach school-age children important fire and life safety skills as well as learn about the equipment firefighters use to help injured people and put out fires.

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This program is approximately 30 to 45 minutes in length.

Request an Elementary School Safety Program (select School Visit/Safety Program) or for more information, contact the Community Education Office at (408) 378-4010 or via email.

Elementary School – Career Day / Enrichment Program

 career elemdd3test2Are you looking for a firefighter or department representative to speak at your elementary school's Discovery or Enrichment Day?

SCCFD can provide your school with a speaker to talk about a career in the fire service.

Request a Career Day/Enrichment Program (select Career) or for more information, contact the Community Education Office at (408) 378-4010 or via email.

Please provide the following information in your request:

  • School Name
  • School Address
  • Contact Name
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Date of Event
  • Time
  • Program format:
    Example: 4 groups of students, approximately 30 students in each group, 3rd graders, the speaker will be set up in a classroom or rotate between classes, etc. 
  • Any other information that is pertinent to the event

High School/College Career Fair

HSCareerpicSanta Clara County Fire Department offers presentations on career firefighting as well as other fire service professions.

To schedule a department representative to speak at your high school’s career fair/event, complete the Request Form (select Career). Or for more information, contact the Community Education Office at (408) 378-4010 or via email.

Please provide the following information in your request:

  • School Name
  • School Address
  • Contact Name
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Date of Event
  • Time
  • Program Format 
    i.e., the event will be set up in the gymnasium, the speaker will provide information to those who stop by the table, etc. 
  • Any other information that is pertinent to the event

For more information on firefighting as a career, please visit SCCFD Employment and Careers.

 

 

 

High School Cooking Safety Program

FLSafetyHSCookingCooking fires are the leading cause of reported home fires and injuries in the US, according to NFPA.

By following a few safety tips, you can prevent a cooking fire. SCCFD will schedule a speaker to talk to your students about cooking safety. During this program, students will:

  • Be able to recognize potential kitchen & cooking hazards
  • Describe correct behaviors for safe cooking
  • Describe the steps in putting out a small pan fire
  • Describe how to properly operate a portable fire extinguisher

This program is approximately 45 minutes in length.

Request a Cooking Safety Program (select School Visit/Safety Program) or for more information, contact the Community Education Office at (408) 378-4010 or via email.

 Cooking Safety Brochure