With the known risks that the City faces, it is prudent that background information about these risks be available to the CARES membership. It is hoped that the following pages (and future pages to be added) will provide a good understanding of the risks with the intent of preparing us for a successful response.

Process Pages

Preliminary Safety Assessment. Contains training, tools, and process information for performing a PSA.

Risk Resource Pages

Communications Outage. Contains links to a variety of material and references on Communications Risks.

EMP - Electromagnetic Pulse. Addresses both Solar EMP or CME (Corona Mass Ejections) and HEMP (High altitude EMP) events.

Operating Tools

Radio Cheat sheets. Contains links to several user-contributed radio cheatsheets.


Upcoming Activities

31 Mar 2018, Cupertino's BigBunny Fun Run
CARES has been asked to support this family friendly 5K run event. 8:00am to 11:00am, City Hall   

5 Apr 2018, General Meeting
Topic: Wildland Fire Response Procedures. Quinlan Center, Social Room. 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

3 May 2018, General Meeting
Topic: Cupertino Wildland Fire Threat drill prep. Quinlan Center, Social Room. 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

12 May 2018, Wildland Fire Threat Drill
Full field deployment exercise. 8:00am to 1:00pm.   

7 Jun 2018, General Meeting
Topic: TBD. Quinlan Center, Social Room. 7:30pm to 9:00pm