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.
BAT#82 held a Personal Emergency Preparedness Training and learned 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 took place in the Neutra House in Los Altos and included lunch. Neighbors from several Block Action… Read More »BAT#82: PEP, CPR, & AED Training
Block Action Team (BAT) #103 was one of the recent participants in the City of Los Altos Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant Program. BAT Leaders Steve Houtchens, Julie Mahowald, and Pete Mahowald report from their weekend Ice Cream Social: Our annual Ice Cream Social was a draw for both young and experienced ice cream eaters! However, the crowd enjoyed, even… Read More »BAT #103: Ice Cream Social & Emergency Kits!
BAT #105 Leaders Patricia and Fred Evans, supported by a City of Los Altos Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant, held training in May 2019. The group learned to use walkie talkies, fire extinguishers and setting up Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) supplies. They also handed out “Secure Your Space” items provided by a grant from the Earthquake Country Alliance. Patricia and Fred,… Read More »BAT #105: Ready For Action!
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
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 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!
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
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: (December 5) Host a Block Party Preliminary Safety Assessment (PSA) & Emergency Information Reporting Site (EIRS) training for BAT Leaders (September 14, December 14) SCCFD Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) classes (September 19) Community Emergency Response… Read More »Block Action Teams: Getting Started