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

22 Jun 2019, Preparedness Fair
Memorial Park, behind Quinlan Community Center, 10:00am to 3:00pm. This event will at the same place and time as our Field Day   

22 Jun 2019, Field Day
National Amateur Radio event that promotes emergency communications preparedness. Location TBD, 8:00am to 5:00pm.   More Details...

4 Jul 2019, Fireworks Event!
CARES, CERT, and MRC support for Cupertino's annual Fireworks event. 4:45pm to 11:00pm.   More Details...

2 Nov 2019, Sheriff's Heroes Fun Run
Public service event and fund raiser that directly benefits children’s health services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. City Hall, 8:00am to 12:00pm   More Details...