Public Service Programs

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The City of Santa Clara Santa Clara Fire Department, in conjunction with Firefighters Local 1171, offers the citizens of Santa Clara an array of public service programs. The dedication and professionalism of Santa Clara's Firefighters is exemplified by the variety of service they provide both on-duty and while volunteering their off-duty time. These programs include: 

Art & Wine Festival
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Disaster Supplies Training
CERT Program
Home Fire Inspections
Identification Program for Residents with Special Needs
Juvenile Fire Setters
Open House
School Visits
Smoke Detector Batteries
Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation Toy Drive

Public Service Programs are Presented by the Santa Clara Fire Department & Firefighters Local 1171


Art & Wine Festival
Firefighters provide and display safety information and health screening information to citizens who attend the annual Art and Wine Festival at Central Park. (Contact Fire Prevention @ 1-408-615-4970)
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Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Members of the fire service function as peer counselors and task force members who provide emotional support to emergency service workers after experiencing a traumatic emotional emergency response. (Contact Santa Clara Fire Dept. @ 1-408-615-4900)
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Disaster Supplies Training
Fire Department members train City employees on the use of disaster supplies and light rescue tools so that they can be self-sufficient within the first 72 hours of a catastrophic disaster. (Contact Training Division @ 1-408-615-4940)
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Home Fire Inspections

Upon request, a member of the Fire Department will respond to a resident's home and will identify fire and health hazards so that corrective measures can be taken to ensure the safety of our residents. (Contact Fire Prevention @ 1-408-615-4970)
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Juvenile Fire Setters

Members of the Santa Clara Fire Department assist juvenile fire setters in understanding the consequences of arson. Our counseling efforts redirect behavior toward a more positive resolution. (Contact Fire Prevention @ 1-408-615-4970)
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Open House
Firefighters host open houses each year during Fire Prevention Week so that residents can become familiar with the duties and activities of their professional firefighting force. (Contact Fire Prevention @ 1-408-615-4970)
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School Visits
Firefighters visit each school annually, and also upon special request, to promote fire safety and education. (Contact Fire Prevention @ 1-408-615-4970)
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Smoke Detector Batteries
As members of the fire service respond to emergency calls at Santa Clara residences, they check the smoke detectors within the homes and replace batteries, and if necessary the smoke detector itself, to ensure proper working condition. (Contact Fire Prevention @ 1-408-615-4970)
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Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation Toy Drive
Through a coordinated effort with the Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation, firefighters collect and donate toys for disadvantaged children through the holiday season. (Contact Santa Clara Fire Dept. @ 1-408-615-4900)
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