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  Woodside Fire Protection District is accepting applications for the position of Cadet Firefighter. This is a volunteer (nonpaid) position that works in conjunction with the College of San Mateo’s Cooperative Education program. The Cadet program allows candidates to receive college credits while gaining valuable experience and Fire service training. Upon successful completion of the one year term candidates will be eligible for a State Firefighter I certification. To learn more about being a cadet at Woodside Fire click on the link below. Cadet Announcement pdf Cadet-Application.pdf...
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Participants of Family & Friends® CPR Courses learn lifesaving skills such as: Adult Hands-Only® CPR. AED use on adults and children. Child CPR using breaths. Infant CPR. Choking relief for adults, children and infants. The AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, applied in a dynamic group environment, provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.  Please note we hold two sessions of the same class the first is from 9:00am to 10:30am. The  second class is from 11:00am to 12:30pm.   The Family & Friends® classes are held at:WFPD Station 19 4091 Jefferson Ave Redwood City, CA Please email selenab@woodsidefire.org or call 650-423-1406 to register. ...
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Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8  or older to be safe whenthey’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or baysitting.The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue! REGISTRATION INFORMATION Class fee is $25. Students should bring a sack lunch.Pre-registration is required by May 15, 2017.Class size is limited. Register early as classes fill quickly! For more information or to registrer click on the links below. Safe Sitter Flyer.pdf     Safe Sitter Student Contract.pdf    Safe Sitter Parent Letter.pdf    Safe Sitter Student Registration Form.pdf Call: 650-851-1594 email: sbrown@woodsidefire.org Visit: www.woodsidefire.org  ...
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Firefighter Recruitment Announcement for 2017! The Woodside Fire Protection district is recruiting qualified applicants for an employment list. The employment list may be eligible for a two year period. Applications will be accepted from March 9th - March 27th.Written Test will take place on May 13th.* The top 200 most qualified applicants will be invited to the written For more information click on the attachment below or visit https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=30291 to apply. WFPD Recruitment Announcement 2017.pdf...
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Come and learn how to problem solve through improvisation. This is a hands-on team building training focusing on medical operations after a disaster. When: March 18th 10-12 Where: Fire Station 7, 3111 Woodside RoadCost: FREE (Registration Required) Space is limited! To RSVP and save your spot contact: Selena Brown Public Education Officer/ CERPP Coordinator selenab@woodsidefire.org Woodside Fire Protection District 808 Portola RoadPortola Valley, CA 94028650.423.1406 For more information click on the link below Disaster Med Training.pdf...
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Welcome to the 2017 Community Information Handbook.   A list of helpful information for residents of San Mateo County. This handbook provides a hard copy for users, while a more in-depth listing of services are available at www.smc-connect.org.  In addition to the agencies in this handbook, you can find information on over 1,500 non profit agencies, government programs and community organizations.  The easy to use web brower works on various platforms: desktops, tablets, and smartphones, and is available in five different languages.   Click on the PDF below for quick viewing.  2017_SMC_Handbook_.pdf...
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Sand Bag Resources-San Mateo County / Operational Area Woodside – Sand and bags are available in the parking lot of Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road (Cross Street is Whiskey Hill) Portola Valley - Sand, bags and shovels at Portola Valley Town Center, by the drive way near the tennis courts Redwood City - Southeast corner of the public parking lot at the City Corporation Yard at the corner of Broadway and Chestnut Street Click on link to see San Mateo County Resource Sandbag List and proper filling of sandbags Master_Sandbags_County_OA.pdf Proper_Placement_of_Sandbags.pdf...
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Woodside Fire Protection District and CERPP is offering a FREE Smoke Alarm Program! Protect your family and yourself! Our program goal is to increase the number of residences with working smoke alarms at NO COST to the resident(up to 3 maximum per household). To Find out more information please click on the link below. Smoke Alarm Program...
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All residents of San Mateo County are invited to join us in thedevelopment of the San Mateo County Hazard Mitigation Plan. • We want to hear about what concerns you the most andwhat impact disasters have had on you and your family.• We want your feedback throughout the planning process.• We want your edits and suggestions to the plan as draftsbecome available for review. Take the first step by submitting your response to the San MateoCounty Hazard Mitigation Public Survey! Click on the link below to take you to the survey. San Mateo County Survey...
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 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF 1.  Do you have the supplies that are necessary to survive a major catastrophe? 2.  Do you know how to obtain real time information during and after a disaster?  Are you signed up to receive information and to transmit information? 3.  Do you know about CERPP? Do you know your division? Your teams? Your leaders? 4. Do you, your family, friends, and neighbors have an emergency response strategy? If the answer to any of the above is “NO,” please read on! In this first EPC Bulletin, answers to questions 1 and 2 are addressed with information gathered from Citizens Emergency Response Preparedness Program (CERPP), Woodside Fire Protection District (WFPD), and the Town of Woodside. Future bulletins will address questions 3...
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With the onset of summer months comes increased wildfire risk.  As temperatures peak, humidity drops and the summer winds blow, the potential for wildland fires grows exponentially.  Despite the efforts of the fire services, many homes are lost each year due to wildland and wildland urban interface fires.  It is imperative that you prepare now to protect your home from such occurrences.

To assist homeowners and residents with creating Defensible Space, we have added several useful videos to our Defensible Space page. 

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Fire Department personnel will soon be out in the neighborhoods reminding homeowners of the requirement for property owners to create defensible space around their homes.   The Defensible Space area is the area where you’ve modified the landscaping to give your home the best chance to survive during a wildfire – greatly improving the odds for firefighters who are defending your neighborhood.  “Defensible Space” area should be a minimum of 100 feet of clearance around your home (or up to your property line).  If your home is on a slope or subject to high winds, extend the distance of this zone to...
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May 6-12 is Arson Awareness Week. This year’s theme is Prevent Youth Firesetting. During the month of May, USFA will focus public attention on the importance of a collaborative effortwith fire and emergency service departments, law enforcement, mental health, social services, schools, and juvenile justice to help reduce the occurrence of juveniles engaged with fire. Did You Know? Fires started by children playing accounted for an average of 56,300 fires with associated losses of 110 civilian deaths, 880 civilian injuries, and $286 million in direct property damage per year between 2005 and 2009. Younger children are more likely to set fires in homes, while older children and teenagers are more likely to set fires outside. Lighters were the heat source in half (50 percent) of child-playing fires in...
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Good Timing: Change Batteries, Replace Old Smoke Alarms Daylight Saving Time is a great opportunity to remind residents to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms, but there is more that can be done.  Many residents are putting new batteries into smoke alarms that are 10-years-old or older.  This can be extremely dangerous.  Smoke alarms that are 10-years-old, or older, are no longer reliable. The USFA's Install. Inspect. Protect. smoke alarm campaign offers fire departments and thepublic free smoke alarm fact sheets, posters, pre-written articles and community presentation materials in English and Spanish.  The time change creates the perfect opportunity to take advantage of these materials in community presentations, door-to-door canvassing, at fairs, in...
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The facts speak for themselves: the relative risk of Americans over the age of 65 dying in a fire is 2.6 times greater than that of the general population. The risk worsens as age increases. People age 85 and older die in fires at a rate 4.4 times higher than the rest of the population. The leading cause of fire deaths in older adults is smoking and the leading cause of fire injuries in older adults is cooking. There are a number of precautionary steps older Americans can take to dramatically reduce their chances of becoming a fire casualty, including: Don’t leave smoking materials unattended and never smoke...
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A new state law went into effect on July 1, 2011, requiring all California homeowners with an attached garage or fossil fuel source to install a carbon monoxide detector.  Follow this link and read the article for information from the State Fire Marshals Office.

According to CalFire, 90% of all California homes are without carbon monoxide detectors, a device that saves lives. Fuel fired appliances, such as cooking stoves, heaters, and gas dryers can produce this odorless gas without the homeowner knowing it. When these appliances aren’t working properly, they can give off deadly amounts of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and tasteless, so it’s easy to ignore the warning signs.  

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808 Portola Rd #C
Portola Valley, CA  USA
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