Emergency Preparedness and Neighborhood Watch
We hope you will sign up to help us with some projects in Woodside Hills.
It doesn't take much time or effort. It's all about gathering information and paying attention to some details as we walk around the neighborhood. And signing up just gets you on the mailing list; there is no obligation to do anything.
The Fire Resiliency Team focuses on things that allow a fire to spread through the community. Especially in the event of an approaching wildland fire, it is important that our properties, and neighboring wildlands, are "hardened against fire." This means removing extra fuel, like dead trees, over-dense growth, and dead grass under trees. And it means making it hard to ignite our homes by dnying fire access to our attic spaces, and clearing flamable materials from around our homes. We will work with all of the agencies involved, from our fire department and town government to PG&E and FEMA, to get all the help available to make Woodside Hills a hard place to burn.
The Evacuation Team focuses on identifying all of the ways out of Woodside Hills, and all of the ways to get from street to street, other than using streets. We will improve all usable routes, and publish our results to all residents. When the time comes to evacuate, you just don't know what the best route will be. It cannot be predicted, because there is no way to tell where a threat may be approaching from. The best way to be prepared for evacuation is to know ALL available routes, how to get information, and how to be prepared so you don't have to figure out what to take when it's time to go.
The Neighborhood Watch Team focuses on building an ever-stronger Neighborhood Watch program in Woodside Hills. Using new resources from the National Neighborhood Watch organization and new technologies for communicating suspicious activity to each other and to our sheriffs, we will work to make Woodside Hills a place where criminals just avoid. And Neighborhood Watch goes hand-in-hand with Emergency Preparedness. The neighbors we watch out for with the Neighborhood Watch program are the same neighbors we need to check on when an earthquake or other disaster strikes. With just a little organization, and a few tools, both of these efforts will thrive.
We hope you will get involved in these efforts. And we thank you for helping us make Woodside Hills safer by being better prepared.
Please sign up with the form below. Your information will never be shared outside of our Emergency Preparedness and Neighborhood Watch Committee for any puspose. And it will only be used for the purpose of organizing emergency preparedness and neighborhood watch efforts in Woodside Hills. The single exception is that, in the event of a declared emergency, any information that can help professional responders, police, fire, medical, and so forth, will be made available to them.