BAT News

BAT#82: PEP, CPR, & AED Training

BAT#82 held a Personal Emergency Preparedness Training and learned how to perform CPR and use an automatic external defibrillator (AED). Funded by a City of Los Altos Community & Emergency Preparedness Grant, and taught by the Santa Clara County Fire Department, the all-day training was held in the Neutra House in Los Altos and included lunch. Neighbors from several Block… Read More »BAT#82: PEP, CPR, & AED Training

BAT #105: Ready For Action!

BAT #105 Leaders Patricia and Fred Evans, supported by a City of Los Altos Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant, held trainings in May 2019 on using walkie talkies, fire extinguishers, and setting up Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) supplies. They were also able to hand out “Secure Your Space” items provided through a separate grant from the Earthquake Country Alliance. Patricia… Read More »BAT #105: Ready For Action!

What is a Block Action Team?

A Block Action Team (BAT) is a group of neighbors who want to work together to prepare for disasters, prevent crime, look out for seniors involve youth and, of course, socialize.

BATs Receive Emergency Preparedness Grants

The Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) recently announced the recipients of the 2019 Bay Area Mini-Awards which assist efforts to improve earthquake resilience, promote awareness and preparedness, and to multiply the impact of preparedness programs. These $500 mini-awards fund earthquake-related projects, with priority given to proposals for mitigation activities, in the ECA Bay Area region. Los Altos PREPARES sponsored applications for five Block Action… Read More »BATs Receive Emergency Preparedness Grants

BAT #35 Is Ready for “The Big One!”

Block Action Team (BAT) #35 held a Sunday afternoon Block Party on their cul-de-sac. Funded by a City of Los Altos Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant, BAT Co-Leaders Nicole Frees, Celia Chue and Ed Yu handed out gas valve shut off wrenches, enjoyed refreshments with 20+ neighbors, and announced the neighborhood representative they will send to Los Altos CERT Training… Read More »BAT #35 Is Ready for “The Big One!”

BAT #14: Emergency Kits Ready!

BAT #14 was one of the recent participants in the City of Los Altos Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant Program. BAT Leader Daphne Ross held a very successful event where neighbors created household emergency preparedness kits purchased with the grant money. She also disseminated information about emergency preparedness that she learned from the Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) class she took… Read More »BAT #14: Emergency Kits Ready!

Los Altos Grant Funds Neighborhood Wildfire Evacuation Workshop

Block Action Team #52 held a Wildfire Evacuation Workshop in a neighbor’s home.  Funded by a City of Los Altos Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant, Block Action Team Leader Sue Hiller brought in the Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council to teach this 90-minute workshop which guides neighbors to become more fire-aware, build their family communication plan, start an evacuation plan,… Read More »Los Altos Grant Funds Neighborhood Wildfire Evacuation Workshop

Block Action Teams: Getting Started

What is a Block Action Team? New BAT Leader training (September 8, October 20, November 17, or by request) Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Information Inspiration Sessions: (October 3, December 5) Host a Block Party (National Night Out is August 6 — July 19 Deadline to apply!) Preliminary Safety Assessment (PSA) & Emergency Information Reporting Site (EIRS) training for BAT Leaders (September… Read More »Block Action Teams: Getting Started

Los Altos BAT Flyer

Download the flyer Invite your neighbors to learn more about how they and their families can benefit from being a Block Action Team household.