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.
FAQ Topic: Block Captain FAQs
Block Captains meet about twice yearly to receive updates and participate in emergency drills.
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 … Continued
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 are the conduit between residents and emergency services during an emergency. They have two-way radios to communicate with Belvedere’s Emergency Operations Center.