Block Captain Responsibilities
What Is the Block Captain’s Role in Emergency Preparedness?
Block Captains work with the City and First Responders and play an important role in providing information to residents about what to do in an emergency. Block Captains should be familiar with the Wildfire and Earthquake Checklists, the Wildfire and Earthquake Preparation and Evacuation Recommendations, and City’s emergency procedures.
What Are Block Captain Activities?
Some activities that Block Captains perform during the year include:
- Meet residents in his/her zone and greet new neighbors;
- Explain the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP);
- Attend bi-monthly Block Captain meetings to receive news updates and provide feedback;
- Encourage residents to attend city-wide training and education programs on wildfire mitigation and emergency preparedness;
- Conduct annual zone meetings with residents and first responders to distribute, update and exchange information.
- Participate in annual emergency drills.
What is the Block Captain Role During an Emergency?
In case of a wildfire or any type of disaster, the Block Captain’s first responsibility is to his/her safety and the safety of his/her family and home. Only if there is time, the Block Captain’s role is to initiate pre-arranged procedures within their neighborhoods, including checking on neighbors, especially those with special needs and disseminating information received from the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
The Block Captain is responsible for gathering information about the state of residents in their Zone and providing a summary to the City’s EOC. This information will be communicated to first responders.
How often do the Block Captains Meet?
Block Captains meet with the representatives of the City of Rolling Hills, the Rolling Hills Community Association (RHCA) and First Responders – LA Fire Department and LA Sheriff bi-monthly or 6 times during the year. One-hour meetings are scheduled by the City of Rolling Hills and are held at City Hall.
How Do I Conduct A Zone Meeting?
Are you a new Block Captain? Do you need some tips on conducting your neighborhood “zone” meeting?
Review “How to Conduct Zone Meetings – 2020 ” for five (5) easy steps.
I want to review RH's Block Captain Training materials?
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