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Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) Course Offered by Santa Clara County Fire

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Santa Clara County and the West Valley are vulnerable to disasters such as the recent earthquake in Japan.  First responders (firefighters, police and medical) will be overwhelmed in a large disaster. YOU are responsible for your personal and family emergency preparedness.

Learn how to prepare to be on your own for several days after the next large disaster. Santa Clara County Fire is offering  personal emergency preparedness (PEP) training opportunities throughout the year. In these classes you will learn about:
    • Disaster Impact on the Infrastructure: The potential effect of disasters on transportation, electrical service, telephone communication, food, water, and shelter, fuel and emergency services.
    • Home and Workplace Preparedness: Create a disaster supplies kit and how to prepare in advance to manage a disaster.
    • Structural and Nonstructural Hazards: Identify and mitigate possible hazards; including utility shut-off.
    • Life-threatening Conditions: Recognize and treat an airway obstruction, how to control bleeding and treat for shock.
    • Fire Safety: Develop a home escape plan, maintain smoke alarms and operate a fire extinguisher.
    • Hazardous Materials: Identification of household hazardous materials, proper storing and disposal, and hazardous materials decontamination.
    • CERT Overview: Community Emergency Response Team training includes; neighborhood preparedness, fire safety, hazardous materials, disaster medicine, light search & rescue, C.E.R.T. organization, disaster psychology and terrorism awareness. 
    For more information on the course schedule please visit: 
    Santa Clara County Fire Personnel Emergency Preparedness
    You may register for a free personal emergency preparedness (PEP) training by Stephanie Morrison.
    When registering please provide your full name, e-mail address, phone number and city of residence or workplace in the West Valley area and indicate which three hour course date you would prefer.

    Questions regarding these training opportunities may be addressed to Santa Clara County Fire Department.