Sunnyvale Emergency Response Volunteers
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Welcome to the Sunnyvale Emergency Response Volunteers - SERV

Following a disaster, emergency services personnel may be unavailable to meet the demands of its community. The emergency services that you have come to expect through 9-1-1 at a moment’s notice, such as police, fire, medical, etc. may be dispatched elsewhere. As we witnessed during previous disasters, initially people have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life-saving and life sustaining needs.

In an effort to prepare residents of Sunnyvale to protect family and property, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Office of Emergency Services developed the Sunnyvale Emergency Response Volunteer program. The purpose of the program is to provide Sunnyvale residents with tools to be self-sufficient in their homes as well as their neighborhoods following a disaster.

We offer the following opportunities:

Map Your Neighborhood (MYN)-This program will guide you through simple steps to help enhance your preparedness for an emergency and will help you be equipped to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and help save lives. Email for further information. 

Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP)-During this 2 ½ hour class, you will learn how to prepare yourself, your family, and your home for emergencies and disasters. You will also learn how you can prioritize your preparations.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - This 7 week training program will allow you to gain the tools you’ll need to become more self-sufficient following a disaster empowering you to help save lives while working with the City of Sunnyvale to do "The greatest good for the greatest number of people." The training educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. We offer three CERT sessions per year-Winter, Fall, and Spring.  

Sunnyvale Amateur Radio Emergency Service (SARES)SARES is the local ARES group of amateur radio volunteers serving the City of Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. We provide reliable backup communication links as well as additional eyes & ears and hands where needed, always linked with 2-way radio.

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Under the mutual aid agreement we also provide services to neighboring cities, the County of Santa Clara Office of Emergency Services as well as organizations such as the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. Membership in SARES is at no cost for you, and all services provided by Amateur Radio operators are strictly on a volunteer basis according to the FCC Rules Part 97, which prohibit compensation for amateur radio operators.

Each week the SARES Monday night net begins at 1930 hours. We meet on either the SARES K6SNY repeater at 145.170 MHz, minus offset, with a PL of 94.8 Hz or the SARES DPS K6SNY repeater on 444.525 MHz, positive offset, PL 94.8 Hz. If you do not hear us on the 2 meter repeater switch to the 440 repeater.