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What Can You Do to Be Prepared?

We never know when the next big earthquake will happen, so it is never too soon to take stock of your disaster preparations. Individuals and Households should: Reduce hazards in and around their homes Prepare an emergency supply kit and a household emergency plan Learn how to receive emergency communication information on the radio All Members of the Community should:… Read More »What Can You Do to Be Prepared?

Scenarios for Meeting Your Neighbors

After you’ve introduced yourself, your neighbors are likely to respond differently. Here are some possible ways your neighbors may respond and some things that you might want to do. Scenario #1: If the person is enthusiastic and interested in what you have to say. Of course, this is the best possible scenario. If your neighbor’s response to the neighborhood program… Read More »Scenarios for Meeting Your Neighbors

Ring in the New Year…

Ring in the New Year by becoming a BAT Leader volunteer!! Is one of your Resolutions to engage in a “Random Act of Kindness” Are you a “social” person and enjoy being neighborly? Do you want to help create a sense of community in Los Altos? If you answered yes to any of these, The BAT Leadership Program is for… Read More »Ring in the New Year…

Block Action Teams – A great thing for your Neighborhood

October 13, 2015 It’s official, Block Action Teams (BAT’s) are partnering with the City and Fire Department to help provide information in the event of a major emergency. BATs are a Los Altos Community Foundation Program, which was started to help neighborhoods – Connect, Care and Prepare. There are currenly 45 BATs established, covering approximately 10% of the households in… Read More »Block Action Teams – A great thing for your Neighborhood

CERT Class Starting in September

The next Los Altos CERT training has been scheduled to start on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 and runs for 5 weeks. To sign up for this class, click on the “Sign Up for CERT Class” in the box to the right. CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) training provides you with the skills that can be very helpful to your family… Read More »CERT Class Starting in September

100 BAT Leaders and Counting…

In April, the 100th Los Alton committed to be a Block Action Team Leader!   “It is so exciting to have our residents stepping up to take care of their neighbors, learn some new skills and have some fun” said Sherie Dodsworth, Volunteer BAT Program Manager. During the training BAT leaders learn what they can do to improve neighborhood emergency preparedness… Read More »100 BAT Leaders and Counting…

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