EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION METHODS
The Town contracts its own emergency telephone notification system through Rapid Notify. The Town's backup notification system is Santa Clara County's notification system - Alert SCC. Sign up for both to receive information directly to your cell phone. Keep informed - even when you're out of town.
Tune to radio station KFJC 89.7 FM to keep updated after disaster strikes. The Town will also share information with public radio stations KLIV 1590 AM, or KCBS 740 AM and 106.9 FM.
Be Smart - Be Ready - Free Classes
Know what to do to keep yourself, your home and your family safe. Los Altos Hills County Fire District offers free courses on emergency preparedness. The Fire District also coordinates the training of the Town's volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Volunteers are vital to the Town's emergency response.
The only method of communication that has never failed in a disaster is ham radio. The Los Altos Hills Emergency Communications Committee (ECC) coordinates the Town's ham radio communications for disaster response. Local ham radio operators can report emergencies and provide vital communication links between neighborhoods, first responders and government entities.
Read through instructions for non-ECC Amateur Radio Operators (PDF) in the event of an actual emergency.
Anyone can take a class to become a ham radio operator. Citizens can register as a licensed ham radio operator and be part of the emergency communication team. For more information about becoming a member of the Town's ham radio response, email Town Hall or call them at 650-941-7222.
Frequencies for Voice
- LAH primary repeater, W6LAH: 146.745 MHz (-) 110.9 Hz if primary does not answer, try LAH back-up repeater: 146.745 MHz (-) 118.8 Hz
- LAH alternate repeater, K6AIR: 146.940 MHz (-) 123.0 Hz
- LAH simplex: 147.435 MHz
- NET check-in: every Monday evening at 8:15 p.m. on W6LAH primary repeater