Santa Clara County Fire to host emergency prep event in Cupertino

As fire season approaches – if it ever really starts or stops – and given the consistent risk of earthquakes in our region, another local public agency is helping to ensure residents prepare for any eventuality.

The Santa Clara County Fire Department is set to host a free personal emergency preparedness class in Cupertino this Saturday, August 24. It comes a day after a free workshop on the same topic, which City of Cupertino officials are hosting.

The Saturday session, hosted by the Fire Department, will run from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and will take place at Cupertino’s Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave.

Attendees will learn how to prepare for emergencies and disasters and learn what is necessary to survive 72 hours after a disaster strikes, which is often seen as a reasonable time for emergency officials to get operational throughout a disaster zone. The session will also show how to build a disaster supply kit.

The event is open for people ages 13 and up who live in communities served by the Santa Clara County Fire Department (Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno & Saratoga and the unincorporated surrounding areas).

For more information on this event, and to reserve your space, click here.