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Fire Agencies Partner for Highway 17 Safety

Fire Agencies Partner for Highway 17 Safety

2018.10 SCCFD Safe on 17 Logo Color

With winter weather and holiday travel beginning, fire departments in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties have partnered to promote a Safe Driving awareness campaign aimed at Highway 17.

With over 66,000 people commuting over the mountain highway each day, Highway 17 provides a vital link between Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties. Accidents result in injuries and significant traffic delays. According to the California Highway Patrol, most collisions on Highway 17 are a direct result of unsafe speeds, following too closely and distracted driving. It is imperative drivers Slow Down, Pay Attention, and Watch for Responders. Recognize that speed limits are established for ideal driving conditions, not when the road is wet, congested or dark. Keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, and avoid the use of cell phones, and other devices that distract from driving safely. Finally, when accidents do occur, watch for and listen to first responders.

The ‘Safe on 17’ campaign includes a series of three videos to remind the public of the danger of driving Highway 17 too fast, while distracted, and in the presence of first responders. The campaign videos and logos can be found at www.sccfd.org/safeon17 and are available to be shared.

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Holiday Toy Drive Supports Local Charities

Holiday Toy Drive Supports Local Charities

2019 holiday toy drive

Santa Clara County Fire Department will continue its long standing tradition of supporting local holiday toy programs by collecting new unwrapped toys at all of its Fire Stations and Headquarters office.

 Toys collected will benefit families throughout Santa Clara County by supplying much needed toys to programs including Campbell Community Toy Program, Community Services Agency of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, Hope’s Corner, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Santa Paws and the Valley Medical Center Pediatric Unit.

Please join in on the spirit of holiday giving. Collections begin on Saturday, November 23 and toys will be accepted until Monday, December 23. Specific needs this year include toys and items appropriate for teenagers, who tend to be the most underserved in toy drives, but are equally deserving of something to brighten their holiday. Please consider donating sports equipment, balls, and activity-based items such as art supplies. Gift cards and cash donations are also appreciated.

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AlertSCC Focused Test - Friday, August 30 at 10:00 a.m.

AlertSCC Focused Test - Friday, August 30 at 10:00 a.m.

Santa Clara County Fire Department will be conducting a focused test of the AlertSCC system on Friday, August 30th at 10:00 a.m.

With Santa Clara County residents heading to enjoy the Labor Day weekend, many people will be enjoying outdoor recreation in areas susceptible to wildfires. SCCFD will be testing the AlertSCC system and using this opportunity to remind residents of steps they can take to be fire safe.

“Nearly every community served by Santa Clara County Fire Department is at risk for wildfire and needs to be prepared,” said Tony Bowden, SCCFD Fire Chief. “They can do this by registering for AlertSCC (www.alertscc.com) and visiting our website www.sccfd.org/rsg for wildfire preparedness tips.”

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Wildfire Preparedness Community Meetings 2019

Wildfire Preparedness Community Meetings 2019

Help reduce wildfire risk and better prepare your family and our home with our Ready, Set, Go program. Learn more about the things that you could do to increase the survivability of your home in the event of a wildland fire. Attend one of our Wildfire Preparedness Community Meetings.

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Historical Fire Apparatus Comes Home to Santa Clara County Fire Department

Historical Fire Apparatus Comes Home to Santa Clara County Fire Department

On Friday, February 23, 2018, Santa Clara County Fire Department took delivery of Squad 1 for the second time in Department history. The squad returns to service, not as a frontline apparatus, but instead as an honored piece of our historical fleet.

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