aUpcoming Emergency Preparedness Events

Upcoming Emergency Preparedness Events

The main purpose of the City of Palo Alto ESV (Emergency Service Volunteer) program is for neighbors to help neighbors, and during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need civic minded individuals like you more than ever.

We are asking you to join our program as a Block Preparedness Coordinator (BPC) – the main skill you need to have is a willingness to help your neighbors. 

Our next Block Coordinator Class will be held on Thursday, May 12th, 6pm – 9pm at the Embarcadero Room at La Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto (map)
You can register here:

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 (ESV) Program sponsored by the Office of Emergency Services (OES).

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. 

If you would like to speak with someone to learn more about our program or to ask questions from the training you can call The Office of Emergency Services at 650-617-3197 or email us at