BAT News

Who We Are

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 #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

New BAT Leader training (September 8, October 20, November 17, or by request) Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Information Inspiration Sessions: (June 5, June 15, October 3, December 5) Host a Block Party Preliminary Safety Assessment (PSA) & Emergency Information Reporting Site (EIRS) training for BAT Leaders (June 8, September 12, December 14) SCCFD Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) classes (July 25, 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. 
Los Altos Grant Winners

BAT Appreciation Event Brings Community Together

Community and Emergency Preparedness Grants Awarded Block Action Team (BAT) Leaders along with Neighborhood Watch Block Captains celebrated their work in helping connect, care, and prepare their neighborhoods at its annual volunteer appreciation event and celebration hosted by LACF on February 13. Over 60 community members gathered at Hillview Hall to socialize and enjoy Valentine-themed treats. A highlight of the… Read More »BAT Appreciation Event Brings Community Together

What Are Block Action Teams (BATs)?

A BAT is a group of neighbors who know each other, collectively watch out for those around them, and work together to make their community a better, safer place to be. BATs can do lots of things: hold block parties, participate in the Los Altos Neighborhood Watch program, and prepare for an emergency. Find out more, sign up for training,… Read More »What Are Block Action Teams (BATs)?

CERT Training Information

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is offered by the Santa Clara County Fire Department and is intended for people who live or work within the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga. The benefit to you is that you can attend any of the County Fire CERT classes – you do… Read More »CERT Training Information