Office of Emergency Services –
S.A.F.E. (Strategic Actions For Emergencies)


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Disaster Preparedness

Strategic Actions For Emergencies

An Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC) Program

Milpitas Fire Department

Office of Emergency Services

777 South Main Street

Milpitas, CA 95035

(408) 586-2801

Classes Held: 777 South Main St. Milpitas, CA 95035

For information contact the Milpitas OES at or 408-586-2801

Fire Station #1, 777 South Main Street (Corner of Curtis Avenue).
About S.A.F.E.:

Strategic Actions For Emergencies (the Community Emergency Response Team program in Milpitas) is an emergency preparedness program created to save lives and reduce property damage by training individuals to initiate mitigation activities before or immediately following an emergency.

In the event of a major disaster, sections of our community may be severely impacted. Should this happen, public safety professionals will be required to commit all available resources at their disposal to alleviate the emergency. The priorities of City personnel will be saving lives and focusing resources on the greatest number of people.

The protection of life and property before, during and after a disaster is the responsibility of all of us.

What are the purposes of S.A.F.E.?

  • To create public awareness of potential threats to the community
  • To mitigate loss of life and property
  • To instruct individuals in self-help and mutual aid techniques
  • To provide training in the areas of recovery, special assistance and security

What deliverables will S.A.F.E. offer to the community?

  • Description and awareness of natural and manmade threats to the community
  • Classroom and hands-on training in measures which may save lives and protect property
  • Printed materials to take home
  • Start-up guidance and ongoing assistance from City government

What does the S.A.F.E. training program consist of?

  • Classroom and practical training for neighborhood groups of 12 to 20
  • Classroom training by Milpitas Fire personnel
  • A Saturday graduation exercise consisting of a simple test and practical applications of learned skills
  • Registration as a Disaster Service Worker
  • S.A.F.E. backpack with ID vest and personal safety equipment

The Training will be presented as two 8 hour Saturdays and one Saturday morning course review and disaster simulation. The time requirement is a commitment of approximately 20 hours. The outline of training is as follows:

Day 1

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Medical Operations–Part 1

Day 2

  • Emergency Medical Operations–Part 2
  • Light Search & Rescue
  • Team Organization & Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism

Day 3

  • Final Exam/ Hands-on Exercise

Existing Teams

  • SAFE Team 1 – The Pines Neighborhood
  • SAFE Team 2 – The Hillcrest Estates Neighborhood
  • SAFE Team 3 – The Parktown/Foothills Estates Neighborhood
  • SAFE Team 4 – The Reflections Neighborhood
  • SAFE Team 5 – The Sunnyhills Neighborhood
  • SAFE Team 6 – The Cardoza Park Neighborhood
  • SAFE Team 7 – The Midtown Neighborhood
  • SAFE Team 8 – The Town Center Neighborhood


To receive free emergency preparedness training and become a member of the SAFE program call (408) 586-2800.