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
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)?
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is offered by the Santa Clara County Fire Department and is intended for people who live or work within the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga. The benefit to you is that you can attend any of the County Fire CERT classes – you do… Read More »CERT Training Information
We never know when the next big earthquake will happen, so it is never too soon to take stock of your disaster preparations. Individuals and Households should: Reduce hazards in and around their homes Prepare an emergency supply kit and a household emergency plan Learn how to receive emergency communication information on the radio All Members of the Community should:… Read More »What Can You Do to Be Prepared?
After you’ve introduced yourself, your neighbors are likely to respond differently. Here are some possible ways your neighbors may respond and some things that you might want to do. Scenario #1: If the person is enthusiastic and interested in what you have to say. Of course, this is the best possible scenario. If your neighbor’s response to the neighborhood program… Read More »Scenarios for Meeting Your Neighbors
Ring in the New Year by becoming a BAT Leader volunteer!! Is one of your Resolutions to engage in a “Random Act of Kindness” Are you a “social” person and enjoy being neighborly? Do you want to help create a sense of community in Los Altos? If you answered yes to any of these, The BAT Leadership Program is for… Read More »Ring in the New Year…
October 13, 2015 It’s official, Block Action Teams (BAT’s) are partnering with the City and Fire Department to help provide information in the event of a major emergency. BATs are a Los Altos Community Foundation Program, which was started to help neighborhoods – Connect, Care and Prepare. There are currenly 45 BATs established, covering approximately 10% of the households in… Read More »Block Action Teams – A great thing for your Neighborhood
The next Los Altos CERT training has been scheduled to start on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 and runs for 5 weeks. To sign up for this class, click on the “Sign Up for CERT Class” in the box to the right. CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) training provides you with the skills that can be very helpful to your family… Read More »CERT Class Starting in September
In April, the 100th Los Alton committed to be a Block Action Team Leader! “It is so exciting to have our residents stepping up to take care of their neighbors, learn some new skills and have some fun” said Sherie Dodsworth, Volunteer BAT Program Manager. During the training BAT leaders learn what they can do to improve neighborhood emergency preparedness… Read More »100 BAT Leaders and Counting…
The Block Action Team Program started in January 2014, and continues to grow and evolve as the needs of our community become more evident. In April a new training segment on how to complete a Preliminary Safety Assessment (PSA) was introduced. The training was developed by the CERT and Ham program leaders and is getting great reviews. It is a… Read More »Preliminary Safety Assessment Training