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EMERGENCY SERVICE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Palo Alto’s Emergency Service Volunteer (ESV) Program is an official program sponsored by the City of Palo Alto. It was started in 2008.

Before any disasters, ESVs help residents prepare for emergencies and are part of the City’s Neighborhood Watch. During a disaster, when there are not enough First Responders to help everyone, we step in to help our neighbors and organize our response as a community. City of Palo Alto Brochure on ESV Opportunities.

There are five main groups of volunteers  in the Emergency Services Volunteers Program: 

  • Block Preparedness Coordinators (BPC) – includes day to day functions – built on neighborhood watch program  – and in “disasters” check on neighbors during and after a disaster 
  • Neighborhood Preparedness Coordinators  (NPC) – coordinate the neighborhood’s response
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – hands on help for neighbors
  • ARES/RACES – Ham radio – communications unit
  • Medical Response Unit (MRU)

Check out our video testimonials and see why Palo Altans have found this program so important.

 

For more details about each of these groups, watch Palo Alto’s Introduction to the Emergency Services Volunteers Program and check out the links to the right.  

 

To volunteer, go to Emergency Volunteers – City of Palo Alto, CA

You can also contact us at epvolunteers@paneighborhoods.org.  

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ESV CATEGORIES

ESV VIDEO TESTIMONIALS

 

VIDEO – ADVICE FROM THE CHIEFS