Public Education

Our goal is to help educate and raise awareness on many types of emergencies seen in the Santa Clara County EMS System. Each month, following the Community Education Calendar,  the Santa Clara EMS System promotes an educational topic related to EMS and Public Safety. These materials have been developed for each topic and are available for use by all EMS System Providers during the course of any community education events. Below you will find individual topics with a brief description and a link to the handout, poster, information card or pamphlet related to the topic.

Community Education Calendar

Santa Clara County Emergency Alert System - AlertSCC

AlertSCC is an emergency warning system designed to send notifications directly to a cell phone, mobile device, email, or landline. AlertSCC can reach you wherever you are to provide information and instructions in a variety of emergency situations. 


Pool Safety

Drowning is a leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4, and the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death for people of all ages. For children ages 1 to 4 years, swimming pools pose the greatest risk of submersion injury.


Preventing Snake Bites

Santa Clara County has many outdoor activities to offer. While we enjoy our time outside, the warm weather will also encourage  rattlesnakes to come out. Keeping an eye out for rattlesnakes should be part of everyone's outdoor routine when taking to the hills and open spaces in Santa Clara County. About 7,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes in the U.S. annually but only 0.2% (1 out of 500) venomous snake bites result serious injury. 


Stroke Awareness

A Stroke can happen to anyone, the following educational flyer provides information on the signs of Stroke as well as certain factors that can increase your risk of stroke. 


Heat Related Illness

People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies cannot properly cool themselves by sweating. Sweating is the body’s natural air conditioning, but when a person's body temperature rises rapidly, sweating just isn’t enough. Heat-related illnesses can be serious and life threatening.  For information on how you can keep cool and safe click on the link below for information from the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department


Falls and Seniors

Preventing falls is an effective way to help Seniors stay healthy, independent and reduce premature death. More information and quick tips to effectively prevent falls can be found in the following educational flyer.



Each year up to 49,000 people die from flu and related complications and over 200,000 require hospitalization in the U.S.
Here are some ways you can help prevent the spread of the flu and keep yourself and family protected from Influenza.

Heart Attack

No one is ever ready for a heart attack, but there are ways for you and your family to be prepared. Learn more about heart attacks and what you should do if you are experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack. 

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the "Invisible Killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Learn more about where Carbon Monoxide is found, the symptoms of CO poisoning, and safety tips on how to prevent CO poisoning. 

Distracted Driving

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Did you know that reckless and distracted driving is the #1 killer of teens in the U.S.?

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