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County DSW Sign-Up

Date: 12/08/18 Start: 12:00 PM End: 1:00 PM Location: 55 W Younger Ave.
MAC 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 in 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, any anyone else who wishes to participate in county-sponsored events, whether those events are in your city or elsewhere.

The county is updating its DSW procedures.  As a result, all DSW registrations prior to Oct 27, 2018 have been voided and they are registering people under the new procedure.  We performed the first registration under the new procedure during the October 27th, 2018 exercise at Moffett Field. 

Who:

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 DSW registration card with a 2020 expiration sticker on it.

What:

Immediately following the Year-End training class, we will have a group DSW registration session with a representative of the county Office of Emergency Services.  OES will administer the oath, sign your DSW form, and provide you with a new, signed DSW card with a 2020 expiration sticker.

Note:  This is a separate sign-up from the training class that will take place in the same room 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 class.  This will give us a count of how many people to expect.

How:

Download the DSW 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

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 may not be any tables available.

When:

We will start immediately after the training class is finished (approximately 12 Noon). 

If you are not attending the training class, please remain OUTSIDE the room until the class is finished in order to minimize disruption of the class.

Where:

Sheriff's auditorium, 1st floor, 55 W Younger Ave., San Jose (Sheriff's Office Building).
Park across the street (no permit is required on the weekend).  Do NOT park next to the Sheriff's office.

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