Be Ready: Be Prepared for Disasters – Public Education
When a disaster strikes it may be several days before emergency services arrive in your neighborhood. Let’s be ready and prepared!
January 12, 2021 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Register
Preparing for Medical Emergencies- Public Education
Learn how to recognize medical emergencies and when to call 9-1-1. Learn how to report emergencies and what to do before help arrives. Be prepared with completed medical documents and explore resources that can assist caregivers.
January 20, 2021 | 6:00 PM – Register
Fall Prevention ( presented by Santa Clara County Fire)- Public Education
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.
January 28, 2021 | 10:00am-11:15AM – Register
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
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.
CERT training 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. This course is over a period of 3 weeks, normally two classes a week.
**Update: January 21, 2021- Due to the COVID 19 challenges, we are looking into an online training academy. Please check back on this page for updates on how you can take CERT Training.
Already a CERT and want to take a “REFRESHER” course? Santa Clara County Fire Department has released their 2021 CERT Refresher class schedule. All classes will be offered online. Click HERE to see the schedule of classes and how to register.
Amateur Radio Classes and Licensing
Interested in becoming a part of the HAM amateur radio group? Everyone is welcome to take a licensing class. The Town of Los Altos Hills has an Emergency Communication Committee you could participate in to assist with Radio Communications in a disaster. There are many opportunities to take a class to become an amateur radio operator.
CLICK HERE to sign up for the next ” Ham Cram” in the area.
CLICK Here to search for upcoming HAM CRAM classes offered in the area.
Want even more opportunities to learn emergency preparedness? Click here to see what we have coming up. All classes will be posted on our website and available for sign-ups on Eventbrite.com