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How-To Articles for BAT Leaders

Getting Started – Quick overview
Sign up for Block Action Team (BAT) Leader Training  
Sign up for Preliminary Safety Assessment/Emergency  Information Reporting Site (PSA/EIRS) Training


Scenarios for Meeting Your Neighbors  
Sample Introduction Letter to Neighbors (MS Word so you can customize as needed)
Family Resource and Information Form (fillable PDF)
Emergency Contact Information template (Excel)
Neighborhood Directory Template (Excel)
How to set up a Yahoo Group for communicating with your BAT 
How to set up a Google Group for communicating with your BAT 
BAT Leader Checklist (Excel)
Preliminary Safety Assessment form (PSA)  (PDF)
Actions Taken (Excel)
9-1-1 Field Collection Form (PDF)


BAT Leader Position Description (PDF)
How to Host A Block Party



City of Los Altos Emergency Supplies Guide (PDF)
Family Disaster Supplies Kit (PDF): A good discussion of what should go into a personal and family emergency kit from FEMA.
Family Disaster Planning 
Family Disaster Plan Template (PDF)- A template you can fill out and print to start your Family Disaster Plan.  From the American Red Cross.
Midland GXT1000VP4_summary  (Powerpoint)


Neighborhood Watch
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): Santa Clara County Fire website
How to Organize a Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Meeting (PDF)
Post-earthquake Checklist (PDF)
Turning off the electricity after an earthquake (PDF)
Gas Safety – how and when to turn it off
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs 

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