Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team - A.D.A.P.T. Leads Atherton’s 4th Annual Emergency Preparedness Drill


On September 7th Atherton & A.D.A.P.T. held the 4th Annual Emergency Preparedness Drill in Holbrook Palmer Park. With more than 100 participants, including the town's Mayor, the group was able to respond to simulated postearthquake disasters and emergencies all throughout the immediate neighborhood. These were created and crafted specifically for scenarios that the Town of Atherton could experience. There were organized teams who set out to rescue, observe, report, and perform faux medical treatment based on incidents planted around the town--and this includes a 15-person recovery from a staged car collision. A.D.A.P.T. deems this drill as a huge success because of the participation level and the new learnings garnered.



Empowering Atherton residents to prepare for major emergencies.

The town of Atherton has been divided into 14 areas, by the Menlo Fire Department, to assist with serving the community in the event of emergencies.

A.D.A.P.T. has identified area coordinators who live in the area they serve. They provide critical leadership to help you and your neighbors prepare and respond when disaster strikes.

  1. Learn your area # and connect with your area coordinator:

  2. Simply enter your Atherton address:

Street Number Street Name, Atherton, CA 94027

Our Mission

A.D.A.P.T.’s sole mission, in partnership with the Atherton Police Department, is to train and organize Atherton residents to be; resilient, responsive, capable and recovery-able in the event of a town-wide emergency or disaster event.


Our Partner

Atherton Police Chief Steve McCulley, Atherton Police Department

“Get involved now with A.D.A.P.T.

Atherton is fortunate to have A.D.A.P.T. as the go-to resource for disaster and major emergency training and preparation. Empower yourself and your family, for our police force, fire services and medical response teams will likely not have the ability to reach every resident for at least 7 days after an emergency.

Join me every month at A.D.A.P.T.’s Community Meetings for real world emergency training.”

Chief McCulley’s Full Letter


Our Mayor

Mayor of the Town of Atherton, Bill Widmer

"We are fortunate that we have A.D.A.P.T. residents in Atherton who have dedicated their time to organizing and preparing for potential emergencies. The current A.D.A.P.T. members in Town will not be sufficient to address your neighborhood’s needs should a severe incident befall us. Your involvement is necessary. Get the training and practical experience which will benefit you, your family and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. Please get involved!"


Quick Start Guide:


Step 1

Connect with your area coordinator, if you have not done so already.

Step 2

Prepare using the A.D.A.P.T. Atherton Emergency Preparation Handbook.

Step 3

Experience live hands-on trainings at our monthly Community Meetings and local drills




Our Programs

Our monthly A.D.A.P.T. Community Preparedness Meetings are typically held the first Saturday of every month.
9 AM to 10:30 AM
Atherton Town Council Chambers
Holbrook-Palmer Park
Jennings Pavilion 150
Atherton, CA 94027

Please confirm meeting dates and locations. Mailing address is in the website footer.


Get Involved

Be a part of our active and dynamic volunteer-based preparedness team. Become a readiness expert.



Whether you have a few hours a month, shop on Amazon, or are passionate about Atherton, we have opportunities for you to contribute.