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Preliminary Safety Assessment Training

The Block Action Team Program started in January 2014, and continues to grow and evolve as the needs of our community become more evident. In April a new training segment on how to complete a Preliminary Safety Assessment (PSA) was introduced.   The training was developed by the CERT and Ham program leaders and is getting great reviews.   It is a… Read More »Preliminary Safety Assessment Training

BLOCK ACTION TEAM TRAINING

Block Action Team Training is kicking off 2015 with some great changes to our program. This includes a later start time, a shorter session and a new location. Our first training for 2015 will be held on January 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave, Los Altos. During the training BAT leaders learn what they… Read More »BLOCK ACTION TEAM TRAINING

2014 Accomplishments

It was a great year for Los Altos PREPARE and Block Action Team! Our accomplishments include: 87 residents committed to be a BAT Leader. 40 Block Action Teams (BATs) have been mapped, these can be viewed on our website www.losaltosbat.org/map 1,094 households are covered by a BAT which is approximately 10% of the Los Altos Households 65 CERT members have… Read More »2014 Accomplishments

Another CERT Class Completed

October 25 marked the graduation of our newest Los Altos CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members.  Five weeks of classroom training mixed with hands-on exercises came to an end when the newest 13 members participated in a 4 hour drill held at the Los Altos Town Hall.  The drill had the CERT members performing basic first aid, light search and… Read More »Another CERT Class Completed

Los Altos PREPARE Demonstrates Communications Capability

October 7 was “drill day” in Los Altos.  The school districts (high school and grade school) did earthquake drills – evacuating students and checking to make sure everyone was OK.  The City staff members went through four hours of formalized Emergency Operations Center (EOC) training and reviewing emergency procedures.  Not to be left out, the Los Altos PREPARE/BAT programs demonstrated… Read More »Los Altos PREPARE Demonstrates Communications Capability

BAT Leaders Share Inspiration

Current BAT Leaders throughout Los Altos met at El Camino Hospital for their quarterly Inspiration Meeting.  With the idea of supporting each other and continuing the idea of building stronger neighborhoods, the Inspiration sessions allow BAT Leaders to exchange ideas on how to organize and inspire their Block Action Teams (BATs).  The latest Inspiration session was no exception.  BAT Leader… Read More »BAT Leaders Share Inspiration

CERT Storage Shed Takes Shape

With the success of the CERT program in Los Altos, it was quickly apparent that a storage area was needed for general CERT supplies. Through a generous donation by Orchard Supply Hardware in Mountain View the shed became a reality. The only problem was that it was in pieces – lots of little pieces. Led by Harry Guy, an able… Read More »CERT Storage Shed Takes Shape

BAT Leader Training October 7

Napa got hit by a 6.0 earthquake recently and damage was in the hundreds of millions of dollars. What if it hit here – would you and your neighborhood be ready? Now is the time to start getting your neighborhood organized and set up to handle situations such as what happened in Napa. The next BAT (Block Action Team) Leader… Read More »BAT Leader Training October 7

BAT #111 Is Ready – How About You?

Congratulations to Nancy, Carol and Robin for organizing their first BAT drill.  This BAT is the largest BAT in Los Altos (~80 homes), and they have developed mini-blocks with individual captains to keep it organized.  They activated and exercised their BAT neighborhood with a number of simulated conditions that included: child trapped in playhouse by a fallen tree limb; gas… Read More »BAT #111 Is Ready – How About You?