Communications are critical in all emergency situations.
In a severe emergency such as major earthquake or wildfire, cell phones and landline telephones are not expected to work in Portola Valley. That means word of mouth, and radios will be the primary source of information. Portola Valley does have an AM radio station at 1680 kHz on your AM dial in your car or home.
The PV Emergency Preparedness Committee, CERPP, Woodside Fire Protection District and interested citizens demonstrated radio communications in association with the American Radio Relay League Field Day.
This demonstration occurred at the Portola Valley Town Center on June 25, 2016.
You can learn more about CERPP and what district you are in here: CERPP Divisions
Lots of volunteer opportunities if you’d like to help.
In a real catastrophe we’re going to need to help one another neighborhood by neighborhood.