FAQ Topic: Block Captain FAQs

Do Block Captains Need Specialist Skills?

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.

What is the Block Captain’s Role During an Emergency?

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

What Are Block Captain Activities?

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

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