Emergency prep workshop Friday in Cupertino

With winter rains the more dominant feature after another busy fire season, and with the constant risk of earthquakes large and small, being prepared for any situation is essential. To help residents prepare for these possibilities, Cupertino officials are offering a free preparedness workshop this week.

Cupertino’s session, similar to those held by other cities in our region in recent months, is free to attend. Santa Clara County Fire held a similar event back in November.

The session will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 7 at City Hall, 10300 Torre Ave.

Attendees will learn a range of skills to help prepare for emergencies and disasters, including developing emergency plans, how and when to turn off natural gas, fire extinguisher use, and an overview of the City’s emergency plan.

Additionally, some basic first aid will be covered as emergency crews might not be able to get to injured individuals for extended periods of time following a disaster.

For more information on this event, click here. To RSVP, email city staff here or call 408-777-3176.