Emergency prep class Saturday in Campbell

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While our region may be outside the window of fire season for now, winter rains can bring flooding and mudslides, and earthquakes and other disasters are always a threat.

To help local families prepare for these situations and more, the Santa Clara Fire Department is hosting a free emergency preparedness class this weekend in Campbell.

Open to those who live or work in Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga, the Department will hold this event at the Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave., in Room Q-84.

The free training, set for 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, will teach attendees how to prepare for, and survive, the first three days after a disaster – often a normal time for services to return.

In addition to fire and earthquake readiness, the class will teach some basic skills to help treat life-threatening conditions, prepare for responding at a workplace, and instruct attendees on how to build their own disaster supply kits.

County Fire is hosting a range of emergency preparedness classes, including one on CPR / AED use earlier this week.

To register for this free workshop, click here.