Resources



Introduction

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

Net Control Operations. Contains training, tools, and process information for operating as Net Control.

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

Cupertino Community Communications. Contains information for CERT, Block Leaders, and Neighborhood Watch on the city's plan for using FRS and GMRS communications.


Risk Resource Pages

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

Earthquakes. Various links and materials about Earthquake risks in the Greater Bay Area.

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

Flooding Events. Links to various flooding situations that we may face.

Pandemics. Contains links to a variety of material and references on past and current pandemics.

Public Safety Power Shutoff. Contains links to a variety of material and references on California's PSPS risks.

Wildland Urban Interface Fires. Published material on the state of the WUI fires in Calfornia.


Operating Tools

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

Mesh Networking. All kinds of information about Mesh networking.

Radio Equipment. Information about Amateur, FRS, and GMRS radio equipment.

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Upcoming Activities


1 Sep 2022, General Meeting
Alert capability of the NOAA Weather radio system, 7:30pm, Zoom   

3 Sep 2022, ARK Open House
Monta Vista: 8:30a - 10:00a, DeAnza: 11:00a - 12:30p   

10 Sep 2022, ARK Open House
Lawson: 8:30a - 10:00a, Creekside: 11:00 - 12:30p   

17 Sep 2022, ARK Open House
Garden Gate: 8:30a - 10:00a, Regnart: 11:00a - 12:30p   

6 Oct 2022, General Meeting
Topic: Preparing for an EMP, 7:30pm to 9:00pm! Zoom   

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

3 Nov 2022, General Meeting
Topic: Drill Prep: ALT911 message passing, 7:30pm, Zoom   

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