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 yourself.

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.  Normally, we would sign you up for a three hour BPC class, but this is not practical at this time.  Instead, we would like you to review the materials at  Here you will find:

  • A description of the BPC program
  • The role of the Block Preparedness Coordinator
  • A section on References/Downloads.

To join our program please watch the Training Slideshow (in lieu of the three hour in class training), complete the 10 question review, and then register here.

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