aUpcoming Emergency Preparedness Events


Upcoming Emergency Preparedness Events




The following FREE classes are for anyone in the community who is interested in learning about and/or belonging to one (or more) of these Emergency Services Volunteer teams:  Ham radio operator, Block Preparedness Coordinator (BPC) and/or Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  You can take one or all of these classes as some of us have.  Come find your passion and join us!


August 9, 2018, Thursday, BPC Certification Class, 6 – 9 pm,  Cubberley Community Center, Room A-7, 4000 Middlefield Road. To register, email 


This course is an introduction to the Block Preparedness Coordinator (BPC) Program and includes Neighborhood Watch training. The Block Preparedness Program is a component of the Palo Alto Emergency Services Volunteer Program sponsored by the Office of Emergency Services. The BPC Program is relevant not only in a disaster but also for everyday activities, building social networks in your neighborhood, deterring crime, and preparing for emergencies. When neighbors know each other, they look out for each other and work better together. BPCs are the driving force to make this happen, making our neighborhoods safer places to live. Invite your neighbors!  


September 4, 2018, Tuesday, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training starts, Mitchell Park Community Center, Adobe Room, 3700 Middlefield Road.  20+ hours.  Dates:  Sept. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  Sunday, Sept. 23rd, Field Day from noon to 5 pm.  For more information, to register or get on the waiting list contact


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program trains community members in basic disaster response skills, such as small fire suppression, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace when professional responders are not immediately available to help.