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
RSVP for training by May 8! Los Altos Community Foundation will hold Block Action Team (BAT) Leader Training on Thursday, May 9 at the Neutra House (181 Hillview Avenue) at 6:30PM. Help build a stronger neighborhood in the Los Altos that is: Closer: A Block Action Team is a support network that keeps you connected and engaged with your… Read More »Sign up for Block Action Team Leader Training May 9th!
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
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)?
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