On January 13th, YEPC hosted a free webinar about the COVID-19 vaccine. Healthcare professionals from Washington Hospital and UCLA covered the local rollout of immunization, potential side effects, and the science behind the vaccine. Guest Speakers:• Dr. Omai Garner, UCLA Associate Clinical Professor• CDR Matthew Johns, Regional Health Administrator of US Department of Health andContinue reading “YEPC COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar”
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase rapidly throughout the Bay Area, essential workers have still been hard at work to support the community. To give back, the Youth Emergency Preparedness Council partnered with Washington Hospital to distribute PPE to seven Fremont and Union City high schools, as well as Al-Misbaah, a local non-profit that runsContinue reading “COVID-19 PPE SUPPORT”
The Youth Emergency Preparedness Council and their participants have been collecting money over the past month to assist the incoming surge of COVID-19 patients over the past month. YEPC participants have raised over $5,000 and all of the money we raise will go to Washington Hospital to purchase additional hospital beds for COVID-19 patients! WeContinue reading “YEPC COVID-19 FUNDRAISER”
3/7/20 On March 7th, 2020 at Mission San Jose High School attendees from across FUSD learned how to respond to Active Shooter/Intruder situations under the guidance of the Fremont Police Department. In addition to lectures and simulations, the attendees were able to get a tour of the Bearcat and view police drones! After a day-longContinue reading “Active Shooter Training”
1/25/2020 YEPC members and Irvington High School (IHS) students and staff created trauma kits for all schools in the Irvington area, which include the feeder schools to Irvington. Irvington is the second high school—following Mission San Jose—to hold make and distribute trauma kits. However, continue keeping an eye out, as there will be similar eventsContinue reading “Trauma Kit Distribution – Irvington”
12/07/2019 The YEPC is working with FUSD to distribute trauma kits at every FUSD school. Today, YEPC members and Mission San Jose High School (MSJHS) students and staff created over 300 trauma kits for all schools in the Mission San Jose (MSJ) area. This includes Chadbourne Elementary, Gomes Elementary, Mission San Jose Elementary, and MissionContinue reading “Trauma Kit Distribution Event”
Today was Day 1 of Teen CERT! Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a national training program designed for teens who would like to volunteer to help out during a local disaster. Thirty students from all five high schools in Fremont gathered at Mission San Jose High School to start this 20-hour intensive course.Continue reading “TEEN CERT – DAY 1”
YEPC had its first event of the year on August 25th at Washington Hospital. Attendees participated in CPR/First Aid training and Stanford Stop the Bleed training. The event featured guest speakers Diane Henry, Fremont Fire Division Chief, and Tarek Elamine, Community Preparedness Officer for FEMA Region IX. In total, 35 students from all across theContinue reading “CPR/First Aid Training and Stanford Stop the Bleed training”
12/14/2019 Today was Day 2 of Teen CERT! The participants met at Mission San Jose High School to continue their training under the guidance of Fremont’s Emergency Services Manager Alex Schubek and Fire Division Chief Diane Hendry. Today, the students learned about emergency go-bags, CERT procedures for fires, the organization of CERT members during anContinue reading “TEEN CERT – Day 2”
12/15/2019 The third and final day of Teen CERT 2019 was a success! Yesterday, the participants from varying high schools in Fremont met for the concluding session of their CERT training. After learning about the proper usage of tourniquets, cribbing, and reviewing the techniques they have learned over the past sessions, the members were ableContinue reading “TEEN CERT – Day 3”
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