Block Action Teams (BATs) are being formed throughout Los Altos!
BATs are a Los Altos Community Foundation Program, which was started to help neighborhoods – Connect, Care and Prepare
Los Altos residents who want to get involved and help make their neighborhood an even better place to live are encouraged to sign up and participate in our BAT leader training session. Upcoming training dates are listed on our website calendar shown to the right. Click on the “Sign up to become a BAT Leader” to register (top of the right-hand column).
During the training you will learn what you can do to improve neighborhood emergency preparedness and the ability to respond and recover from a major disaster such as an earthquake. In addition, tips about implementing crime prevention, safety techniques and how to promote social interaction through block parties are included.
BAT Leaders will also learn how the BAT program will, after a major emergency such as an earthquake, provide City leaders with crucial information which will allow First Responders to better react to the emergency.
A BAT leader will:
- Define his/her neighborhood (typically 15-50 households)
- Communicate with the residents within it and organize helpers and events.
General responsibilities include:
- Encouraging neighborhood social events
- Developing a neighborhood roster
- Communicating emergency response information
- Organizing a neighborhood watch
For more information on the Block Action Team (BAT) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-949-5908, or visit our website www.losaltosbat.org.