South Weber City
Block Captain Training Your role as a Block Captain is to help communicate information to the City about your neighborhood AND communicate information from the City to your neighbors. Block Captain Role You are responsible for 10 homes in your neighborhood, including your own. These homes will be assigned by the City upon completion of this training. Block Captain Responsibility Think about it: You won't be much help to others if you are worried about your family. Your Family & Home Come First! A Three Step Process Accomplishing Block Captain Role Step One: Gather Basic Neighborhood Information Look for obvious damage such as broken water pipes, downed power lines, cracked streets, etc.
Do you smell gas? Where?
Do you hear popping noises? Where? Step Three: Report your findings to the
City's Emergency Operations Center Step Two: Gather Detailed Information ALWAYS KNOCK!
If there is any type of a gas leak in the home, something as simple as ringing the door bell can cause an explosion.
ALWAYS KNOCK! Go to each of your assigned homes and gather more detailed information. Tell the resident of the home you are only there to gather information to pass along to those who can help them. Mark each home you visit to show you have been there. Date & Time You Visited the Home Mark each home with an "X" and the following information: Important Information
Such as the gas is shut off, power is off, anything you think responders would need to know. Please use your best judgement on this. If you wouldn't want it there, don't put it there Check the OUTSIDE of the home & note
damage here. If resident states INSIDE is fine,
please note that here as well Your Name & Block Captain go here:
Example: Joe Smith Block Captain The City will provide you a red and a yellow construction marker. The color doesn't mean anything, we provide both options so you will be able to write on lighter and darker colored doors. These markers also work on glass.
They do clean off - just takes a little "elbow grease"
Remember to mark the information in a VISIBLE area. Please complete the online form found at http://tinyurl.com/swcblockcapt
Upon completion, your Block Captain supplies (List of Assigned Homes, Information Collection Form, Construction Crayons, and Wallet Reminder Card) will be mailed to you. You have now completed the
Block Captain training.
Please contact the City Office 801.479.3177
if you have questions.
Please also take a minute to introduce yourself to
your neighbors and let them know you are the
assigned Block Captain. THANK YOU There are Three (3) Options for Communicating:
1. Call the Emergency Operations Center
2. Go to your assigned Communication Center
3. Go directly to the Emergency Operations Center located at the Fire Station Communication Option One (1): If the phones are working, you can call the Emergency Operations Center Directly at
801-476-8907 OR 801-475-6487 Communication Option Two (2): The City's HAM Radio Team will be establishing Communication Centers throughout the City. You are assigned to a Communication Center based on your GRID location. A sign will be set up at the location to let you know the center has been opened and is staffed. Communication Option Three (3) Bring the information directly to the Emergency Operations Center located at the Fire Station
7365 S 1375 E You will then communicate the information to the HAM Radio Operator
who will relay the information directly to the EOC.
If additional communication is needed, you will be given a
Family Radio Service (FRS) radio and assigned a channel to aid you in
communicating with your assigned Communication Center.
*It may take a little while for each Communication Center to be opened, but check this before moving on to Option Three (3) Option Two (2) Continued:See the full transcript