NOW ONLINE: Preparing for Medical Emergencies - Campbell - 2022

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NOW ONLINE: Preparing for Medical Emergencies

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This class date has been changed to January 26th, it was previously January 27th, we apologize for any inconvenience.

This class has been changed from IN-PERSON to ONLINE due to the increase in COVID cases. Thank you for your understanding. 1/4/22


Learn how to recognize medical emergencies and when to call 9-1-1. Learn how to report emergencies and what to do before help arrives. Be prepared with completed medical documents and explore resources that can assist caregivers.

Participants will learn:

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Overview

  • Understand ambulance and fire services within Santa Clara County
  • How to safely respond to emergency vehicles lights and sirens

9-1-1 Dispatch Centers & Phone Technology

  • Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) aka Dispatch Centers
  • Understand Phone technology differences when calling 9-1-1

Medical Emergencies

  • Identify life threatening medical emergencies
  • How to quickly react during a medical emergency

Calling 9-1-1 in an Emergency

  • Questions asked by 9-1-1 dispatcher
  • Text to 9-1-1: Call if you can. Text if you can’t.
  • Be prepared for the arrival of emergency responders

Be Prepared...Be Ready!

  • Important medical emergency forms: LIFE File, POLST, DNR
  • Create an emergency contact list
  • CPR/First Aid Certification Information

Community Resources

  • Learn about important local community resources and organizations


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


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Established in 1947, the Santa Clara County Fire Department provides fire services for Santa Clara County, California (light green in the map below) and the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga. The department also provides protection for the unincorporated areas adjacent to those cities. The department's area of coverage is shown in dark green in the map below.

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Wrapping in an approximately 20 mile arc around the southern end of "Silicon Valley", the Santa Clara County Fire Department has grown to include 15 fire stations, an administrative headquarters, a maintenance facility, five other support facilities, 19 pieces of apparatus and 3 command vehicles, to cover 128.3 square miles (267 square km) and a population of over 226,700.

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