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!


October 28, 2018, Sunday, Block Preparedness Coordinator (BPC) Certification Class, 1 – 4 pm, Lucie Stern Community Room, 1305 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!  


November 17, 2018, Saturday, HAM CRAM (for Technician License).

8 am – 5 pm, Los Gatos EOC, 15900 Los Gatos Blvd.  To register:

This is a Santa Clara County instructor-led Ham Cram with 6 instructors for the day.  The class starts promptly at 08:00 and ends at 16:00 with lunch and other breaks.  The FCC Volunteer Examiners ( take over at 16:00 to conduct the FCC testing process.  This class helps you get your license to be a ham radio operator.  The County offers additional courses on being a ham radio operator which you can access after you get your license.