Register your Security Cameras with Police Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, Pleasanton

The Try Valley police departments, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Contra Costa Sherif, are bumping up security & community oriented policing by asking residents who have security cameras installed to let them know.

That way if a crime happens maybe one of us will have info to help solve the crime.

Security Camera System Registry:

San Ramon has signed up 165 people so far in four years. Register here.

Livermore  has 170 signed up in two years Register here.

Dublin  call 925-833-6677 or 925-833-6686

Pleasanton – Call the local number.

Contra Costa Sheriff – email them at & provide first & last name, address, email address & cell phone.


Livermore Pleasanton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Via Fire Department (LPFD)

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) is once again offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training.

Livermore Pleasanton Community Emergency Response Team

Contact the CERT LPFD Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Tracy Hein to sign up:

LPFD Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
Tracy Hein
(925) 454-2317
thein at

Pre-registration for the CERT course is required and space is limited.

You will learn about basic disaster preparedness; fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and terrorism. It’s 5 or 6 sessions depending on the way they decide to run the program. Usually one night a week; 6 pm – 9:30 pm. At the end of the program you can stop their or keep training and volunteer with us & potentially work on large scale natural disasters.

Monthly meetups for all districts are typically held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Remillard Room of the Pleasanton Operations Service Center at 3333 Busch Rd, Pleasanton, CA.

LPFD Fire Chief:

Ruben Torres

3560 Nevada St.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 454-2361
(925) 960-4104 TDD


Fire Headquarters
3560 Nevada Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone (925) 454-2361
Fax (925) 454-2367
Fire Prevention (925) 454-2362
Training Center
3301 Busch Road
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Station #1
3560 Nevada Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925- 454-2341
Station #6
4550 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
Station #2
6300 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
925- 454-2342
Station #7
951 Rincon
Livermore, CA 94551
925- 454-2347
Station #3
3200 Santa Rita Rd
Pleasanton, CA
925- 454-2343
Station #8
5750 Scenic Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
925- 454-2348
Station #4
1600 Oak Vista Parkway
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Station #9
1919 Cordoba Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
925- 454-2349
Station #5
1200 Machado Place
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Station #10
330 Airway Blvd
Livermore, CA 94551

Cache list
CERT Form 5 Victim Treatment Area Record
CERT Form 4 Briefing Assignment 2 Sided
Form 3 Assignment Tracking Log 2 Sided
Form 2 Personnel Resources Check-in 2 Sided
CERT Form 1 Damage Assessment 2 Sided
211c Check-in Form
CERT damage assessment
CERT Form 8 General Message 2 Sided
Form 6 Communications Log 2 Sided
Form 7 Equipment Inventory 2 Sided

Sandbagging Techniques

How To Get A 34 State Utah Concealed Carry License & Permit

The process is super simple. You basically take a class and mail off for the permit. No need to register your guns or even have a gun. No need to qualify with a firearm.

I am in Northern California. I took a class with this instructor:

Alpha Safety Training
Jim Doc Amentler

I took it at the following location:

J & R Sports Supply LLC
2558 Old First St,
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: (925) 443-9691

J & R Sports Supply LLC has been having Jim Doc Amentler with Alpha Safety Training do this course here at this location for a long time.

The course was amazing. Doc kept us all awake during the entire class. Taught us what we needed to know in an engaging way. He even brought us coffee, breakfast and lunch!

So take the 6 hour course on Utah Firearm Safety & Concealed Carry. After the class he will pretty much take care of everything.

We needed fingerprint cards – that was included
We needed Passport photos – that was included
He gave us a certificate of completion.
You need a copy of your drivers license
And the Utah application for concealed firearm permit

He walked us thru all the forms and everything was filled out before we left class. He even gave us an addressed envelope to send everything in with out names printed on it.

He went above and beyond with this class.

Concealed Firearm Permit Applications

The following forms are for those individuals applying for, renewing or obtaining a replacement copy of a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit or Provisional Concealed Firearm Permit.

Who is Eligible?

*Minimum requirements for application for a concealed firearms permit in Utah are:

  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age
  • Proof of good character…whereas the applicant;
    • has not been convicted of a felony;
    • has not been convicted of any crime of violence;
    • has not been convicted of any offense involving the use of alcohol;
    • has not been convicted of any offenses involving the unlawful use of narcotics or other controlled substances;
    • has not been convicted of any offenses involving moral turpitude;
    • has not been convicted of any offense involving domestic violence;
    • has not been adjudicated by a court of a state or of the United States as mentally incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed
    • is qualified to purchase and possess a firearm pursuant to Section 76-10-503 and federal law

*A criminal background check is conducted for all applicants.

What Must Accompany the Application?

  • A Photocopy of your state issued Driver License
  • Photograph. One recent color photograph of passport quality. *Photos may be taken at the Bureau of Criminal Identification for a $15 fee.
  • Non-resident proof of permit. If you reside in a state that recognizes the validity of the Utah CFP or has reciprocity with Utah, you must obtain a CFP or CCW from your home state and submit a copy of it with your application for a Utah permit. For a list of reciprocal states click here. You are considered a resident of whichever state issued your ID. If your state does not recognize the Utah permit this does not apply.
  • Fingerprint Card. One fingerprint card. Must be filled out completely. Click here for an example. Writing and prints must be legible. Fingerprint should be taken by a trained fingerprint technician. Fingerprint cards that are not legible will be returned to the applicant and will cause a delay in processing the application.

*Fingerprint services are available from BCI or may be offered through your local law enforcement agency. There are private businesses that also offer this service. Check in your local phone directory. Photos and fingerprints may be obtained at the Bureau of Criminal Identification (3888 W 5400 S, Taylorsville, UT.) The cost is $15.00 for 1 photo and $15.00 for up to 3 fingerprint cards.

  • Weapon Familiarity Certification. Applicants must complete a firearms familiarity course certified by BCI. No exceptions. The course must be completed before you apply for a permit. Please have your instructor complete the certification information on the application. View a list of (in-state) (out-of-state) certified instructors.

States that Honor the Utah Permit(s)


Emergency Shelter Supplies & Staffing Tips

Here’s a list of ideas on things to have in your shelter, People skills needed, & other misc things:


CERT – Community Emergency Response Team
NERT – Neighborhood Emergency Response Team
ARRL – American Radio Relay League
Ham Radio Club
Red Cross
Salvation Army
EOC – Emergency Operations Center
Listos – Latino Organization
Minister – Catholic, Christian, Baptist, Protestant, Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism, Bahai, Chinese traditional religion, Hinduism, etc.
Lot’s Of Volunteers

People Skills:

First Aid
Management skills
Ham Radio Operators
Food Preparation Certification
Bilingual / Interpreter – English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, French, Sign Language, Etc.
Tape Language Spoke On Shirt
Cards With Pictures That Show What you Need – For People That Sneak Your Language. Eg. Food, Water, Toilet, Help, Clothes, Shower, etc.
Animal Experience – Large Animals, Small Animals, Exotics, Dogs, Cats, Snakes, Horses, Cows,
Take Initiative & Talk To People – People Sometimes Are Afraid Or Too Proud To Ask For Help Or Things They Need.

Shelter Supplies:

First Aid Supplies
Large Shelter
Large Parking Lot
Semi Truck With Showers, Bathrooms, Washing Machine & Dryer
Bathrooms / Portapottys
Latex Gloves
Chlorine Bleach
Portable Generator
Gas Stove & Propane
Brooms / Mops
Tents – Use Duct Tape To Put Name On Tents Or Cots
Yoga Mats For Tents
FRS Radio
GMRS Radio
MURS Radio
Ham Radios
Lot’s Of Power Strips
USB Chargers
Battery Chargers
Cell Phone Chargers & Cables
Computers & Printers
Cellular on wheels COWS – AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, Boost Mobile, Metro PCS, Etc.
If Internet Access – Mobile WIFI Repeaters
Color Coded Clothing For Shelter Volunteers
Color Coded Clothing For People In Charge
Colors Change Each Day – Simple As A Piece Of Tape
Ham Radio Repeater
Games – Things for people to do, Cards, Board Games, Etc.
Dry Erase Boards & Markers
Yellow Caution Tape
Pens, Pencils, Markers
Duct Tape
Various Different Colors Of Tape
Scotch Tape
Coffee & Coffee Pot
Peanut Butter
Paper Plates, Cups & Eating Utensils
Zip Ties
Large Construction Paper – Tell People Where To Go And What Each Station Does

Things For Animals:

Cages for animals
Corals for large animals
Food for animals
Water for animals
Food/water dishes
Photo Of Animal If Possible

Items Needed For Donations:


Backpacks For Victims To Store Stuff
Clothes – Only High Quality & Clean
Pants, Shirts, Jackets
Yoga Mats
CLEAN Pillows
Children’s Diapers – Multi Sizes
Adult Diapers – Multi Sizes
Kids Toys
Baby Wipes
Shower Towels
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Gas Cards
Soap / Shampoo / Deodorant (Small Bottles)
Sleeping Bags
Hair Brush
Laundry Detergent
Rice, Pasta, Snacks, Canned Food
Nail Clippers
Local Map
N95 Mask
Dental Floss
Can Opener
Solar Cell Phone Charger
Flip Flops – Don’t spread Feet Germs
Zip Lock Bags
Garbage Bags
5 Gallon Solar Water Shower Bags
Bus Passes / Bart Cards
Pads & Tampons

Network With Businesses In Area To Mass Feed

Google Kitchens
Local Restaurants
Salvation Army
Soup Kitchens
Homeless Shelters
Corporations That Have Large On Site Kitchens

Volunteers – Personal Items To Bring

Lockable Backpack
FOOD: Rocks Star / Caffeine, Protein Bars, Water
Personal Care items – Razor, Soap, Shampoo, Comb/Brush, Cash, Credit Cards, Drivers License, ID, Pillow, Blanket, Tent, Yoga Mat, Keys, Cell Phone (Probably Won’t work),
Language Translate Apps – That Don’t Need The Internet To Work.
Extra Socks,, Bras & Underwear
Comfortable Shoes
Hand Sanitizer
Clothes – Pants, Shirt, Jackets, Raincoat
Medication – Prescriptions, Aspirin
Glasses – Sunglasses
Gloves, Chapstick, Sunblock, Ear Plugs, Lotion
Any Agency Badge or Special Clothing – CERT, Fire, Police

Look Around – Sometimes You Can Hop Into A Hotel, College Or Health Club & Get A Shower & Use The Toilet.

Please don’t just show up to a disaster. Find an organization to work with like Red Cross, CERT, Salvation Army, etc. first. Don’t be part of the problem!

Livermore Amateur Radio Klub (LARK) Ham Radio

If you are near Livermore, California and want to learn more about Ham Radio / Amateur Radio feel free to stop by our club at one of our monthly meetings.

Livermore Amateur Radio Klub

General Meetings

The Livermore Amateur Radio Klub’s general meetings are held from 9:30am to 12:00pm local time on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Livermore City Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Ave, Livermore, California.

The meetings usually have a short business segment followed by a technical or general interest presentation. The famous “Klutz Award” rounds out each meeting. Visitors are welcome!

Pre-Meeting Breakfast
Join us for breakfast –  8:00 AM.  at Emil Villa’s on Pacific Avenue (1/2 block from City Council Chambers).

The Livermore Amateur Radio Klub (LARK) was incorporated on July 30, 1959, as a nonprofit association.

We host testing sessions to get your amateur radio license after club meetings if they are requested. We do all the licenses; Technician License, General License & Amateur Extra License Talk to Ron Kane (AD6KV at two weeks before the scheduled meeting to see if it can be arranged.

LARK Yahoo Chat Group
LARK Broadband Hamnet Info
LARK Broadband Hamnet Chat Group

Past LARK newsletters:

The regularly scheduled on-the-air Nets for Livermore Valley and Eastern Alameda County are listed below. These Nets provide a place to meet others, disseminate news items, and to provide practice sessions for Net operations. Your participation is encouraged and all are invited.

Monday Night Wednesday Night Thursday Night
LARK Monday Night Net Windfarms / 10-10 Net Newcomer & Tech Net
19:00 Hrs PST/PDT 19:30 Hrs PST/PDT 19:30 Hrs PST/PDT
147.120 + (100 Hz PL) 28.485± MHz 147.120 + (100 Hz PL)

Join Lark Membership Form

Join LARK & pay online – Membership $20 annually:

or you can mail payment in here:

You can also find other clubs offering testing sessions at:

President George Moorehead KG6WIU
Vice President Paul Amala NK8F
Secretary Craig Mullins KK6FFZ
Treasurer Bernie Bernstein NJ6W
Board Member (PP) Tom Crabtree W6RTI
Board Member Dave Knowlton K6KDL
Board Member Roger Deming KJ6WSO
Activities Ian Parker W6TCP
Membership Jeff Child KG6JHQ
Newsletter Jeana Holme KK6KZT
Events Coordinator George Moorehead KG6WIU
Net Coordinator Ed Diemer AE6D
Swap N Shop Ron Kane AD6KV
Repeater Paul Amala NK8F
RFI Gary Johnson NA6O
T-Hunts Rich Harrington KN6FW
VE Team Ron Kane AD6KV
Web Site Arnold Harding KQ6DI

LARK Mailing Address:
Livermore Amateur Radio Klub
P.O.Box 3190
Livermore, CA 94551-3190