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County DSW Sign-Up

Date: 04/17/21 Start: 9:00 AM End: 9:45 AM Location: Parking Lot-55 W Younger Ave.
Credential Credit (What's this?): No

Santa Clara County Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Sign-Up

Background (i.e. Why):

The State Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program provides certain protections for volunteers helping in a disaster and some training events.  Registration with the Santa Clara County DSW program is needed by anyone who will be activated under SCCo DSW rules.  This includes people participating in county-sponsored drills/exercises and, of course, real incidents.  In particular, it includes all Mutual Aid Communicators (MACs), hospital net operators, and anyone else who wishes to participate in county-sponsored events, whether those events are in your city or elsewhere.


This activity is for anyone who plans to participate in county sponsored exercises or be activated by the county for real emergency incidents (including *ALL* Mutual Aid Communicators and "hospital net" personnel) and who does NOT already have a current DSW ID card.

If you have lost your DSW ID card, plan to attend this event and just re-register.


This will be a group DSW registration session with a representative of the County Office of Emergency Management.  OEM will administer the oath, sign your DSW form, and provide you with a new, signed DSW ID card with a 2022 expiration sticker.

Note:  This is a separate event from the Credentialing Mini-Drill that will take place at the same location from 09:00 to 12:00.  If you need to register for county DSW, sign up here, whether or not you plan to also attend the mini-drill.  This will give us a count of how many people to expect.


Download the DSW Registration form and the exemplar with instructions below.  Print out and fill in the DSW form according to the instructions in the examplar.  Be sure to follow the instructions carefully.  Your form must be legible to be accepted.  Bring the completed form with you to the registration event.

DSW Registration Form

Instructions for completing DSW Registration Form

Instructions for completing DSW ID Card   Bring this to complete the card provided at the event.

Also, bring a clipboard or notepad or something else to write on when signing your form and when filling out the DSW ID card that you will receive at the event.  There will not be any tables available.


We will start promptly at 9:00 am.  If you are late you may miss out on the registration opportunity.

When you arrive your paperwork will be checked and you will be given a DSW ID card to fill out.  All of this needs to be completed before 9:20 am when the swearing in will take place.


Parking lot across the street from 55 W Younger Ave., San Jose (Sheriff's Office Building), no permit is required on the weekend.  Do NOT park next to the Sheriff's office.

Enter the parking lot from the 1st Street entrance to the lot.  A map will be provied via email prior to the event.

If you are not attending the mini-drill, please park well away from the covered parking where the drill will be taking place. Watch for signage directing you to the DSW registration area.  Please stay away from those preparing for the drill.

Observe all COVID-19 Social Distancing guidelines.  A mask must be worn at all times.

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