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BAT #105: Ready For Action!

BAT #105 Leaders Patricia and Fred Evans, supported by a City of Los Altos Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant, held training in May 2019. The group learned to use walkie talkies, fire extinguishers and setting up Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) supplies. They also handed out “Secure Your Space” items provided by a grant from the Earthquake Country Alliance. Patricia and Fred,… Read More »BAT #105: Ready For Action!

BATs Receive Emergency Preparedness Grants

The Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) recently announced the recipients of the 2019 Bay Area Mini-Awards which assist efforts to improve earthquake resilience, promote awareness and preparedness, and to multiply the impact of preparedness programs. These $500 mini-awards fund earthquake-related projects, with priority given to proposals for mitigation activities, in the ECA Bay Area region. Los Altos PREPARES sponsored applications for five Block Action… Read More »BATs Receive Emergency Preparedness Grants

BAT #35 Is Ready for “The Big One!”

Block Action Team (BAT) #35 held a Sunday afternoon Block Party on their cul-de-sac. Funded by a City of Los Altos Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant, BAT Co-Leaders Nicole Frees, Celia Chue and Ed Yu handed out gas valve shut off wrenches, enjoyed refreshments with 20+ neighbors, and announced the neighborhood representative they will send to Los Altos CERT Training… Read More »BAT #35 Is Ready for “The Big One!”

BAT #14: Emergency Kits Ready!

BAT #14 was one of the recent participants in the City of Los Altos Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant Program. BAT Leader Daphne Ross held a very successful event where neighbors created household emergency preparedness kits purchased with the grant money. She also disseminated information about emergency preparedness that she learned from the Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) class she took… Read More »BAT #14: Emergency Kits Ready!

Los Altos Grant Funds Neighborhood Wildfire Evacuation Workshop

Block Action Team #52 held a Wildfire Evacuation Workshop in a neighbor’s home.  Funded by a City of Los Altos Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant, Block Action Team Leader Sue Hiller brought in the Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council to teach this 90-minute workshop which guides neighbors to become more fire-aware, build their family communication plan, start an evacuation plan,… Read More »Los Altos Grant Funds Neighborhood Wildfire Evacuation Workshop

Block Action Teams: Getting Started

What is a Block Action Team? New BAT Leader training (September 8, October 20, November 17, or by request) Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Information Inspiration Sessions: (December 5) Host a Block Party  Preliminary Safety Assessment (PSA) & Emergency Information Reporting Site (EIRS) training for BAT Leaders (September 14, December 14) SCCFD Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) classes (September 19) Community Emergency Response… Read More »Block Action Teams: Getting Started

Los Altos BAT Flyer

Download the flyer Invite your neighbors to learn more about how they and their families can benefit from being a Block Action Team household. 

Los Altos Grant Winners

BAT Appreciation Event Brings Community Together

Community and Emergency Preparedness Grants Awarded Block Action Team (BAT) Leaders along with Neighborhood Watch Block Captains celebrated their work in helping connect, care, and prepare their neighborhoods at its annual volunteer appreciation event and celebration hosted by LACF on February 13. Over 60 community members gathered at Hillview Hall to socialize and enjoy Valentine-themed treats. A highlight of the… Read More »BAT Appreciation Event Brings Community Together

What Are Block Action Teams (BATs)?

A BAT is a group of neighbors who know each other, collectively watch out for those around them, and work together to make their community a better, safer place to be. BATs can do lots of things: hold block parties, participate in the Los Altos Neighborhood Watch program, and prepare for an emergency. Find out more, sign up for training,… Read More »What Are Block Action Teams (BATs)?