Project ID

11.09, Cupertino Communications Van


Funded, Completed, In Service


In 2006, the City of Cupertino OES received a 1985 Van from San Jose State University that was in use as their Police Command Van. The purpose of this vehicle within the City of Cupertino would be to outfit it as a Communications Van in support of CARES operations. This would also allow CARES to vacate the fixed EOC Radio Room in City Hall.

Finding was finally secured in 2010. CARES took the lead to develop the design and work with the Vendor, Telepath. The City's Service Center was the City host organization and managed the project from a financial point of view.

After working through vehicle registration issues with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the Van was finally put in Service in the Summer of 2013.


ProposalSeptember 2010Complete
Requirements ReviewJune 2011Complete
Build CheckpointDecember 2011Complete
Acceptance testMarch 2012Complete
In ServiceJune 2013Complete


Comm Van Requirements Document
Interior Design Options Review
Comm Van Acceptance Test Plan (ATP)
Comm Van As-Built Drawings
Comm Van Wi-Fi Network Setup, Configuration
Comm Van Operations Manual
Status Reports: 110901

Other Notes



Upcoming Activities

3 Jan 2019, General Meeting
Topic: Emergency Power. Review of solar, batteries, and generators during an emergency response. Quinlan Center, 7:30pm to 9:00pm   

23 Mar 2019, Preparedness Fair
Memorial Park, behind Quinlan Community Center, 10:00am to 3:00pm   

4 May 2019, Spring Communications Exercise
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