Block Action Team Training is kicking off 2015 with some great changes to our program. This includes a later start time, a shorter session and a new location. Our first training for 2015 will be held on January 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave, Los Altos.

During the training BAT leaders learn what they 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 are included.   Attending the training session does not commit you to the role of BAT leader, but hopefully motivates you to make the commitment to help your neighbors.

A BAT leader defines his/her neighborhood (typically 15-50 households), communicates 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 and organizing a neighborhood watch.

Additional training sessions have been scheduled for:

  • Thursday – February 26
  • Monday – April 27
  • Wednesday – May 27