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)


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.


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