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Knowing How to Help  

The City of Cupertino and the Santa Clara County Fire Department offer emergency preparedness and safety training classes to Cupertino residents. Businesses also can request on-site training for employees by contacting the City at 408.777.3335 or oes@cupertino.org.

Scroll down for info on classes and events, including Community Emergency Response Team training, CPR, AED and first aid classes, Personal Emergency Preparedness classes and Volunteer Events.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course

 This course is primarily intended for individuals that live in Cupertino, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos or Monte Sereno. For more info, contact the Santa Clara County Fire Department, 408.378.4010, communityoutreach@sccfd.org.   

2019 Class Schedule 
See Santa Clara County Fire Department site for details.

Some of the skills taught include personal preparedness, organizing resources, basic medical operations, basic search and rescue, how to use a fire extinguisher and basic damage assessment.

· The Cupertino CERT Academy is (6) nightly sessions and a (1) final skills exercise.

· Students must attend all seven (7) class meetings to receive a Certificate of Completion.

· Cupertino CERT classes are held on Monday and Wednesday nights, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, on the following dates:
9/9/2019
9/11/2019
9/16/2019
9/18/2019
9/23/2019
9/25/2019 and
9/28
/2019 Final/Graduation 8:30am-12:30pm

This training course is open to individuals who live or work within the communities served by Santa Clara County Fire Department: Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the unincorporated surrounding areas.

CPR, AED and First Aid Classes

 The Santa Clara County Fire Department offers American Heart Association hands only CPR/AED training (no certification, 90 minutes) and Heartsaver CPR/AED training (2-year certification, 4 hours).

Just In Time Disaster Training: The Disaster Resistant Communities Group provides an online library of training videos on disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Personal Emergency Preparedness Classes

 The Santa Clara County Fire Department conducts a free, three-hour class on how to prepare yourself and your home for an emergency. See schedule below. For more info, contact the Fire Department, 408.378.4010, communityoutreach@sccfd.org.

2019 Class Schedule:

Go to the Santa Clara County Fire Department website for details.

Cupertino Personal Emergency Preparedness, scheduled monthly, prepare yourself, family and neighborhood, learn about the City's response plan, utilities, fire extinguisher usage, communications plan, supplies, medical response, location 10300 Torre Ave, City Hall, Questions call: 408-777-3176 or email OES@cupertino.org

2019 Class Schedule:

              July 16, 6-9PM

             August 23, 6-9PM

            September 19, 6-9PM

            October 5, 8-11AM

            November 15, 6-9PM

            December 7, 8-11AM

A one-hour emergency preparedness class, presented to your neighborhood, school, Cupertino Emergency Operations Center. We can customize the material to target your specific group. A minimum of eight attendees is required. Contact the Cupertino Office of Emergency Services, 408.777.3176, OES@cupertino.org

Volunteer Events

Below is the current list of events for volunteer emergency responders. You also may sign up for and view events at the Volunteer Portal.  

Activity, Location, Recommended Attendees

Date

Starts

Ends

  2019
     
       
 CPR/AED Certification, City Hall , FREE for Cupertino Volunteers, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch, CARES, CERT, MRC                                    Pre-registration Click Here  1/19/2019  9:00 PM
 1:00 PM
 First Aid/ TRIAGE refresher, City Hall, FEMA CERT Academy hands on practice, CERT, CARES, MRC  1/23/2019  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 Psychology First Aid presented by Red Cross , Blackberry Farm, in an emergency not everyone is physically injured but we are all impacted and this training will give you tools for a better outcome, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch  2/4/2019  6:00 PM
 9:00 PM
       
 2018      
 Neighborhood Safety/Damage Assessment, City Hall 7-9 PM, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch
 1/15/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 CPR/AED Certification, City Hall, FREE for Cupertino Volunteers CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch
 1/20/2018 9:00 AM
 1:00 PM
 START/TRIAGE Refresher, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC
 1/24/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 CARES Preliminary Safety Assessment (PSA) Field Drill
 1/27/2018  8:00 AM
 9:00 AM

CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Social Room, CARES, CERT

 2/1/2018  7:30PM  9:00 PM
 Psychological First Aid Training, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch
 2/8/2018  6:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 Citizen Corps Zone 4 (Lawson ARK) Field Exercise, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch
 2/11/2018  1:00 PM
 4:00 PM
 Introduction to SEMS, City Hall, Required CARES, CERT, MRC
 2/19/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00PM
 Backboard/Splinting Practice, City Hall, CERT, MRC
 2/22/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 CARES Monthly Meeting, City Hall
 3/1/2018  7:30 PM
 9:00 PM
 MRC Monthly Training, City Hall, CERT, MRC
 3/7/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 Taking Vital Signs and taking Blood Pressure Practice, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch
 3/14/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 Neighborhood Assessment and Status Reporting to you r local ARK,  City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch and your neighbors
 3/19/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 Big Bunny Fun Run Event Support, CARES, CERT, MRC
 3/31/2018  7:15 AM
 11:15 AM
 Bandage and Splinting Practice, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch
 4/4/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Community Center
 4/5/2018  7:30 PM
 9:00 PM
 Holi Festival Event Support First Aid Booth, Memorial Park
 4/7/2018  11:00 AM
 4:00 PM
 Animals in Disaster CERT Module 2, CERT, MRC
 4/8/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 Psychological First Aid Training, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch
 4/16/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 Earth Day Event Support, First Aid Booth, City Hall, CERT, MRC
 4/21/2018  11:00 AM
 3:00 PM
 Earth Day Preparedness Booth, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC
 4/21/2018  11:00 AM
 3:00 PM
 Cherry Blossom Festival First Aid Booth, Memorial Park, CERT, MRC
 4/28/2018  10:00 AM
 5:00 PM
 Cherry Blossom Festival First Aid Booth, Memorial Park, CERT, MRC
 4/29/2018  10:00 AM
 5:00 PM
 Steering Committee, Blackberry Farm
 4/30/2018  6:30 PM
 8:00 PM
 CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan, CARES, CERT, MRC, Wildland Fire Speaker
5/13/2018

 7:30 PM

 9:00 PM
 Blood Borne Pathogens refresher, City Hall, CERT, MRC
 5/9/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
  Wildland Fire Comm Drill 2018 CUP-18-35T, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC  5/12/2018  7:00 AM
 1:00 PM
  Citizen corps steering committee, BBF  5/21/2018  6:30 PM
 8:00 PM
CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinaln, CARES   6/7/2018  7:30 PM
9:00 PM
  First Aid/Triage refresher, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch  6/14/2018 7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 Emergency Preparedness Fair, Quinlan, CARES, CERT, MRC Citizen Corps Outreach,
 6/23/2018  11:00 AM
 3:00 PM
 CARES, Field Day, Quinlan, CARES  6/23/2018  7:00 AM
 5:00 PM
  Citizen corps steering committee, BBF  6/25/2018  6:30 PM
 8:00 PM
  July 4th Fireworks Event Support, Hyde, CARES, CERT, MRC  7/4/2018  4:00 PM
 11:00PM
  Taking vitals and use of Blood Pressure, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch  7/12/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
  CPR/AED Certification, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch  7/28/2018  9:00 AM
 1:00PM
 Citizen corps steering committee, BBF  7/30/2018  6:30 PM
 8:00 PM
  Bloodborne Pathogens, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Clock Leaders, Neighborhood Watch CANCELLED  8/1/2018  CANCELLED
 
 National Night Out, register your neighborhood party
 8/7/2018    
  First Aid Booth at Kids ‘N Fun Festival, Memorial Park, CERT, MRC  8/11/2018  10:00 AM
 5:00 PM
  Citizen corps steering committee, BBF  8/20/2018  6:30 PM
 8:00 pm
  First Aid Booth at CEEF 5K Run, Memorial Park, CERT, MRC  8/25/2018  8:30 AM
 11:30 AM
  First Aid/Triage refresher, Exercise Prep, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch  9/5/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 Shelter Exercise, Quinlan Community Center, CARES, CERT, MRC
 9/6/2018 8:00 AM
 11:00 AM
 CARES General Meeting, Quinlan Community Center, CARES
 9/6/2018  7:30 PM
 9:00 PM
  First Aid Booth at Silicon Valley Fall Festival, Memorial Park, CERT, MRC  9/15/2018  10:00 AM
 5:00 PM
  Silicon Valley Fall Festival, Memorial Park, CARES, CERT, MRC  9/15/2018  10:00 AM
 5:00 PM
  CPR/AED Certification FREE for Citizen Corps, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch  9/22/2018  9:00 AM
 1:00 PM
  MRC Forms Training, Exercise Prep, City Hall, CERT, MRC  9/26/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
  Medical Treatment Area Exercise, Hyde, CARES, CERT, MRC  9/29/2018  8:30 AM
12:30 PM
  Backboard/Splinting, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC  10/3/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
 CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinaln, CARES  10/4/2018  7:30 PM
 9:00 PM
  First Aid Booth at Diwali Festival, Memorial Park, CERT, MRC  10/13/2018  11:00 AM
 5:00 PM
  First Aid Booth at Tournament of Bands (Field Show), Cupertino High School, CERT, MRC  10/13/2018  4:00 PM
 10:00 PM
  First Aid Booth at Tournament of Bands (Parade), Stevens Creek and Finch, CERT, MRC  10/13/2018  8:00 AM
 11:00 AM
  Taking vitals and use of blood pressure, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch  10/17/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
  First Aid Booth at Wildlife and Harvest Festival, Blackberry Farm, CERT, MRC  10/20/2018  10:00 AM
 3:00 PM
  First Aid Booth at Cupertino Fall Bike Festival, Civic Center Plaza (Safe Routes to School), CERT, MRC  10/27/2018  9:00 AM
 11:30 AM
  CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinaln, CARES  11/1/2018  7:30 PM
 9:00 PM
  Hero’s Fun Run Event Support, Civic Center Plaza, CARES, CERT, MRC  11/3/2018  8:00 AM
11:00 AM
  Bandaging/Splinting Practice, City Hall, CARES, CERT, MRC  11/7/2018  7:00 PM
 9:00 PM
       
 2017      

CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Social Room, CARES, CERT

2/2/2017

7:30 PM

9:00 PM

Psychological First Aid, Red Cross, Quinlan Community Center Music Room, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

2/8/2017

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

CARES Training

2/19/2017

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

"Potty Training",Quinlan Center, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch CANCELLED to berescheduled stay tuned

2/20/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Backboard/Splinting, Quinlan Community Center Social Room, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch CANCELLED check for future dates

2/23/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Community Center Social Room

3/2/2017

7:30 PM

9:00 PM

CERT Academy Los Altos Hills

3/6-3/25

 

 

First Aid Certification, Creekside Park Building, FREE for Cupertino CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

3/11/2017

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

Taking vitals and use of blood pressure, Quinlan Community Center Craft Room, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

3/15/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

CARES Training

3/19/2017

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Volunteer Check-In, Incident Report, Status and Mapping, Quinlan Center Social Room, CARES, CERT, MRC

3/20/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

County Fire, CERT Disaster Psychology, Quinlan Social Room, CERT

3/28/2017

6:30-PM

8:30 PM

Bandaging/Splinting,

4/5/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Community Social Room

4/6/2017

7:30 PM

9:00 PM

First Aid Booth at Holi Festival

4/8/2017

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

CERT Academy Saratoga

4/11-4/29

 

 

CARES/CERT Drill at Big Bunny 5K Run

4/15/2017

8:30 AM

11:00 AM

First Aid Booth at Big Bunny 5K Run

4/15/2017

8:30 AM

11:00 AM

CARES Training

4/16/2017

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

Psych First Aid, Quinlan Cupertino Room, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

4/17/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Animals in Disaster, , CARES,CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

4/19/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

First Aid Booth at Cupertino Earth Day

4/22/2017

11:00 AM

3:00 PM

First Aid Booth at Cherry Blossom Festival

4/29/2017

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

First Aid Booth at Cherry Blossom Festival

4/30/2017

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Community Social Room

5/4/2017

7:30 PM

9:00 PM

Cupertino Day Medical Support, CERT, MRC,

5/6/2017

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Blood borne Pathogens, , CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

5/10/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Infrastructure Safety Assessment Exercise, CARES, CERT

5/13/2017

TBD

 

First Aid Booth at World Journal Festival, CERT, MRC

5/13/2017

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

CERT-Community Hall

5/15/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

CPR/AED Certification, FREE for Cupertino CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

5/20/2017

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

CARES Training

5/21/2017

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

County Fire, Refresher Damage Assessment, Quinlan Social Room, CERT

5/23/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

CARES Monthly Meeting

6/1/2017

7:30 PM

9:00 PM

First Aid/Triage refresher, Thurs June 8, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM

6/8/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

CERT Academy, Cupertino

6/12-7/8

 

 

CARES Training

6/18/2017

6:00 PM

9:00 PM

CERT-City Hall EOC, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood        Watch

6/19/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

MRC Forms Training, , CARES,CERT, MRC

6/21/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Field Day, City Hall, CARES

6/24/2017

 

 

MRC Drill, Hyde ARK, CARES, CERT, MRC

6/24/2017

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

First Aid Booth, Independence Day Celebration, CERT, MRC

7/4/2017

7:00 AM

12:00 PM

MRC Outreach, Independence Day Celebration, CERT, MRC

7/4/2017

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

Taking vitals and use of blood pressure, , CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

7/13/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

CERT-City Hall EOC, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

7/17/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

First Aid Certifications, , CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch, FREE for Cupertino Volunteers, Pre-Registration required to              complete online course

7/29/2017

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

 National Night Out, CARES, CERT, MRC participate in neighborhood             activities

 8/1/2018

 4:00 PM  6:00 PM

Blood borne Pathogens, City Hall EOC , CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

8/2/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

 CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Community Center  8/3/2017  7:30 PM  9:00 PM

First Aid Booth at Kids ‘N Fun Festival, CERT, MRC

8/12/2017

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

Incident Commander Just In Time Training, City Hall EOC, CARES, CERT,      MRC  

8/21/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

First Aid Booth at CEEF 5K Run, CERT, MRC

8/26/2017

8:00 AM

11:30 AM

First Aid/Triage refresher, , CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

9/6/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

 CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Community Center, CARES  9/7/2017  7:30 PM  9:00 PM

First Aid Booth at Silicon Valley Fall Festival, CERT, MRC

9/9/2017

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

CCC outreach at Silicon Valley Fall Festival, CARES, CERT, MRC

9/9/2017

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

 Urban Shield CERT Exercise, CERT members, you have a unique opportunity to participate in the Bay Area Urban Shield Exercise as a CERT participant; this is the first year that a CERT component is being implemented as part of this premiere annual Public Safety Exercise.  This link provides more information including how to register.  Sign up now if you would like to participate in this new CERT training exercise.  PRE REGISTER AT: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=3994&TargetID=333  9/92017  Pre-Register  

CERT Academy Los Altos

9/12-9/30

 

 

Citizen Corps Annual Exercise Orientation and review-City Hall EOC, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

9/18/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

CPR/AED Certification,City Hall EOC , CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders,      Neighborhood Watch, Pre-Registration required,                                             FREE for Cupertino Volunteers

9/23/2017

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

 Steering Committee Meeting, Quinlan Community Center,  9/25/2017  6:30 PM  8:00 PM

First Aid Booth at Diwali Festival, , CERT, MRC

9/30/2017

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

Backboard/Splinting Review and practice,City Hall EOC , CARES, CERT, MRC

10/4/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

 CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Community Center, CARES  10/5/2017  7:30 PM  9:00 PM

First Aid Booth at Tournament of Bands (Parade), CERT, MRC

10/14/2017

8:00 AM

11:00 AM

First Aid Booth at Tournament of Bands (Field Show), CERT, MRC

10/14/2017

4:00 PM

10:00 PM

 Citizen Corps Annual Exercise, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders,                 Neighborhood Watch (Save the date)  10/15/2017  8:00 AM  11:30 AM

CERT Academy, Los Gatos, Register with County Fire

10/16-11/4

 

 

Taking vitals and use of blood pressure, CANCELLED,

 

10/18/2017

 

 

 Steering Committee Meeting, Quinlan Community Center  10/30/2017  6:30 PM  8:00 PM
 CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Community Center, CARES  11/2/2017  7:30 PM  9:00 PM

Hero’s Run Event Support, CARES, CERT, MRC

11/4/2017

8:00 AM

11:00 AM

Hero’s Run, Medical Support, CERT, MRC

11/4/2017

8:00 AM

11:00 AM

Bandaging/Splinting refresher and practice, City Hall EOC , CARES, CERT,   MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

11/8/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

First Aid Certification, City Hall EOC , FREE for Cupertino Volunteers,         CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

11/18/2017

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

October Exercise Review-City Hall EOC, CARES, CERT, MRC, Block Leaders, Neighborhood Watch

11/20/2017

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

 Steering Committee Meeting, Quinlan Community Center  11/27/2017  6:30 PM  8:00 PM
 CARES Monthly Meeting, Quinlan Community Center, CARES  12/7/2017  7:30 PM  9:00 PM

Party, Appreciation, CARES, CERT, MRC

1/2018

6:30 PM

8:30 PM

 

Contact
408.777.3176, cert@cupertino.org