Join a PREPARE Team

losaltospreparetestTo move forward with our goal of having a more prepared Los Altos community we need to establish some PREPARE Teams and engage the talents and resources of our community.

We need volunteers to be leaders and members of the Teams. The leader of each Team would also serve as a member of the Los Altos PREPARE Steering Committee. A leader is someone who will make a commitment, establish goals, motivate team members, and have fun as we improve our community and make it an even better place to live.

Leadership for each of these Teams will be key to our success. If you would like more information about being a PREPARE Team leader please call Sherie at 650-888-2610 or send an email to .

Brief descriptions of the proposed Teams are in the chart below.  Responsibilities, time commitment etc. will be determined by the leader and members of the team.  Please send an email to indicating what team you would like to participate on. You can join more than one Team.

PREPARE TEAMS (in alpha order)

CERT – explore implementing CERT program, which may or may not be sanctioned by Los Altos City officials.

COMMUNICATION – develop collateral materials and messaging for Los Altos PREPARE program.  
CONNECT – develop a neighborhood network, which includes recruiting block and neighborhood coordinators, develop training materials, work with Police to integrate Neighborhood Watch. To learn more about neighborhood networks visit Palo Altos’ website –
EDUCATE –   develop and implement programs to help educate our community (speakers, social media, publications, promotion of Personal Emergency Preparedness).
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS – recruit and train Ham radio operators for integration into neighborhood communication centers.   Develop with City Officials a process for reporting issues and needs of our community during a disaster.
GRANTS – identify and complete grant proposals to assist with promoting preparedness and neighborhoods.
MAPPING – develop a map to determine neighborhoods. Utilize information such as elementary school boundaries, existing neighborhood associations and the neighborhoods established by . For each neighborhood identify possible gathering places and communication centers.   Committee will need to work with City Officials.
OUTREACH – develop list of organizations and contacts and determine their needs and how to get them involved (i.e. Chamber, non-profits, Faith Based, Schools etc).
SENIORS – identify the needs of Seniors and help implement and integrate solutions to address their needs.
SUPPLIES – develop program for gathering and storing emergency supplies. The first location will be at the American Legion hall.
TECHNOLOGY – explore how to integrate technology to achieve our mission (website,, volunteer software, etc.).