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Block Action Team Leader Class in April

The next installment of the Block Action Team Leader (BAT Leader) training session is scheduled for April 29.  To sign up, click on the “Sign Up To Be A BAT Leader” link that’s to the right.  Don’t worry – you don’t have to commit to being a leader until you attend the class, and even then you can still say… Read More »Block Action Team Leader Class in April

CERT Training Starts in April

The next Los Altos CERT class will be starting on April 16.  This is a series of 3 hour classes and a Saturday “graduation exercise” that covers the finer details of CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams).  Learn how to handle a fire extinguisher, provide minor first and and do light search and rescue.  This class is offered twice a year,… Read More »CERT Training Starts in April

Get Your Ham License

Always wanted to be a ham radio operator?  Here’s your chance.  There is a one-day “ham cram” session on April 19.  This is a study session  where you simply study the questions and the correct answers, then take the test.  The success rate usually surpasses 90% and sometimes hits 100%.  While you don’t learn a lot about ham radio, you… Read More »Get Your Ham License

Sign Up for BAT Leader Training

The next installment of Block Action Team (BAT) Leader training is coming soon (Feb 27).  To sign up, fill in this form (ed: old link removed) or click on the “Block Action Team” button that’s on the menu bar above if you want more information.  There you will find a description of the program and a link to the sign-up… Read More »Sign Up for BAT Leader Training

Lots of Trucks

I attended an earthquake preparedness workshop presented by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) the other day where several large agencies and companies presented what they have to done to strengthen their part of the public infrastructure since Loma Prieta hit 25 years ago.  Everyone agrees that Loma Prieta was just a wake-up call and this session was asking the question… Read More »Lots of Trucks

BAT Leader Training a Huge Success

The first Block Action Team (BAT) Leader training session was a huge success.  Forty two Los Altos residents met on January 29th for three hours to learn the steps necessary to be a successful BAT Leader.  Topics such as working with your neighbors and preparing family emergency plans were discussed.  BAT Leaders also heard how the BAT program will, after… Read More »BAT Leader Training a Huge Success