Become a Block Captain

Block Captain FAQs

Block Captains are the conduit between residents and emergency services during an emergency. They have two-way radios to communicate with Belvedere’s Emergency Operations Center.

In a disaster, the Block Captain’s first responsibility is for the safety of their family and home. If there is time, the Block Captain’s role is to check on neighbors, especially those with special needs, and disseminate information from the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to residents. The Block Captain also gathers information about the state of nearby residents and provides a summary to the City’s EOC through their two-way radio. This information is communicated to first responders.

  • Meet nearby residents and greet new neighbors
  • Attend Block Captain meetings and trainings, about twice per year
  • Keep their two-way radios charged

Block Captains meet about twice yearly to receive updates and participate in emergency drills.

No, if you are able-bodied and can operate a two-way radio, you can become a block captain. Residents with specialist skills, such as medical or emergency services training, are valuable to our program, so please highlight that on the signup form.

Block Captain Sign Up Form

Thank you for volunteering to be a Block Captain. Please complete the form below, and we will be in touch.

  • Please let us know if you have any specialist skills, e.g., medical, emergency services, engineering, etc.
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