City workshops will prepare residents for emergencies

Cupertino's Emergency Preparedness Fair takes place June 23.

Disasters and emergencies typically come without warning. So the City of Cupertino wants to know: Are you prepared?

The City is gearing up for a series of free workshops aimed specifically at getting residents ready for when disaster strikes. The workshops will focus on teaching simple and basic safety skills to keep their home and family safe.

According to the City, workshop topics include: When and how to turn off the gas, how to use a fire extinguisher, what to do when phones don’t work, earthquake emergency supplies, medical aid for the first five minutes after an emergency event, community emergency response information, the City’s plan during an emergency, and the role of the citizen during disasters.

The first workshop is set for March 23 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Cupertino City Hall, 10300 Torre Ave. Future workshops are scheduled for April 10, May 19, June 7 and July 16. Workshop times will vary depending on date.

To RSVP for a workshop, email or call 408-777-3176. For more information about how the City of Cupertino prepares for emergencies, click here.