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CUP-14-18T, Field Day!

28 Jun 2014. Field Day is an annual event sponsored by the ARRL as an opportunity for education and practice in emergency radio operations, and public relations. CARES participated this year by setting up and operating personally-owned radio equipment and the CARES Comm Van as well as an information table and a station where members of the public could talk on a ham radio.
After Action Report |

CUP-14-14T, Wildland Fire Exercise

17 May 2014. This will be a communications functional exercise based on a wild land fire event that is threatening the City.
Drought Overview | Drill Prep | Exercise Plan | Injects | After Action Report |

CUP-14-10T, PSA Exercise

18 Jan 2014. Annual Preliminary Assessment Drill. Listen to the audio of a PSA submittal here...
Overview | PSA Report Audio |

CUP-13-16T, City-wide Citizen Corps Drill

13 Oct 2013. The purpose of this exercise is to understand the City's ability to deploy CCC volunteer resources to support an extended field deployment.
Overview | Exercise PLan | After Action Report | Corrective Action Plan | Cupertino Scene, pg 3 |

CUP-13-11T, 4th of July Fireworks

4 Jul 2013. CARES,CERT, and MRC supports the City sponsored annual Forth of July Fireworks Event.


CUP-13-14T, Field Day!

22 Jun 2013. There's nothing more fun than setting up radios in the field with nothing more than the equipment you can pack in your trunk. Throw in coffee and doughnuts, and you have a perfect Field Day! Check out the story here...
Field Day Story |

CUP-13-15T, ISA Exercise

18 May 2013. The Infrastructure Safety Assessment (ISA) is an activity where CARES observes and reports on critical city infrastructure assets that may inhibit the recovery.
Overview Part 1 | Overiew Part 2 | After Action Report |

CUP-13-06T, PSA Exercise

12 Jan 2013. Annual Preliminary Assessment Drill.
After Action Report |

CUP-12-09T, Dam Break Exercise

22 Oct 2012. This exercise was to test all aspects of the Cupertino Volunteer response -- CERT, MRC, and CARES with the Stevens Creek Dam Break as the underlying scenario.
Exercise Plan | After Action Report |

CUP-12-14T, Comm Van Coverage Test

21 Jul 2012. This exercise tests the radio coverage of the Cupertino Communications Van when located at the EOC and its ability to communicate with field stations located throughout the City of Cupertino and the Santa Clara County unincorporated areas within the City's jurisdiction.
After Action Report |

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Upcoming Activities


1 Dec 2022, General Meeting
Topic: Exercise Review (?), Year in Review, 7:30pm, Zoom   

7 Dec 2022, New Member Orientation
A short introduction to CARES. 7pm-8pm, Location TBD   

5 Jan 2023, Drill Prep
Topic: Prep for the January Alt911 Field deployment, 7:30pm, Zoom   

21 Jan 2023, ALT911 Exercise
Field deployment with packet and voice message passing, 8:30am to 12:00pm