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January 21, 2021

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Project boosts regional emergency links

GILROY—Gilroy will soon join other Santa Clara County cities in an expanded, regional system of high-tech radio communications that links first responders, law enforcement agencies and the area’s largest transit agency.

MHPD offers free disaster response training

Following a major disaster, fire, law enforcement and emergency services might not be able to meet the demand for services, according to Morgan Hill’s Emergency Services Office. Individuals and families will need to be self-sufficient for at least three days. That’s where training as a volunteer for the Community Emergency Response Team can be helpful, improving your understanding of how to be prepared and respond to a major disaster, according to Morgan Hill Emergency Services Director Jennifer Ponce. The FEMA-developed CERT curriculum delivers emergency preparedness skills and trains students in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. CERT basic training classes are free to South Santa Clara County residents. High school students are welcome, and will receive community service hours for this training, Ponce said. To register for CERT training, go to Courses are on Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Morgan Hill Police Department’s Emergency Operations training room. On the last day of training, students will test their skills in a disaster simulation Saturday, Oct. 26. For more information about CERT training, contact the Morgan Hill Office of Emergency Services at (408) 776-7310, or [email protected]

Free disaster prep training starting Feb. 27 in Morgan Hill

City of Morgan Hill public safety personnel will conduct free basic training for those who wish to volunteer for the Community Emergency Response Team. 

Crime briefs: Thieves steal iPads, bikes from Wal-Mart

Gilroy Police responded to a variety of crimes Jan. 24-30, including burglaries, assaults, vandalism, stolen vehicles and rape.

Free training on disaster response

On Oct. 6, the Community Emergency Response Team will start a free training program to educate residents of South Santa Clara County in basic disaster response skills.

Three more arrested in string of burglaries

Three more arrests add to the pile of recent suspects allegedly caught in a series of burglaries in Morgan Hill, police said.

Robbery, kidnapping suspects at large

Police say three suspects remain at large after robbing, carjacking and kidnapping a man Saturday afternoon in downtown Gilroy.

6-hour standoff ends in capture

A six-hour stalemate turned a Gilroy neighborhood into a scene of blaring megaphones and flashing police lights Wednesday night, as officers used a SWAT team, bomb squad robot and hostage negotiators to coax out an armed, wanted parolee holed up in the attic belonging to a family he barely knew.