Our mission is to deliver a best-in-class rescue and recovery response in the event of a catastrophic natural disaster. Belvedere Block Captains will be the linchpin between you - their neighbors - and emergency operations. For the block captains to be effective, it is vital that we know a little about your household. Please act now and register your information. We want 100% participation!
The creation of the Belvedere Block Captain Program is a direct response to the wealth of evidence showing that community emergency preparedness saves lives. We have trained and equipped our volunteer block captains to help you, their neighbors. But we need your help too.
One of the biggest challenges when disaster hits is knowing who is safe and who is unaccounted for. Invariably, failing communications hamper these efforts. Telling us who lives in your household, including your pets, and highlighting any special considerations, will help inform our rescue and recovery efforts.
Did you know that Belvedere may be inaccessible for 5-7 days in the event of a severe earthquake or hydrological disaster. We may lose electricity, water, sewer and communications. Our community will need to work together.
Stocking up on food and water is just the beginning of being prepared. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes. Developing a comprehensive evacuation, shelter and communication plan for your family is critical, as is knowing what to expect from your community. Take a Get Ready class to learn more.
We know that sharing your information is hard, but telling us about your family will help us to help you in the event of a disaster. Your data will be held securely by City officials and shared on a need-to-know basis only.
Marty WinterMayor of Belvedere
Disaster preparedness is a top priority for us. We’ve learned from disasters elsewhere that top-down planning is insufficient. We need actively involved resident volunteers combined with community training to strengthen our rescue and recovery efforts. This is where our block captains come in.
Patricia SeylerBelvedere Chief of Police
In the event of a regional catastrophic disaster, our emergency responders will be stretched, and Belvedere could be inaccessible. Our volunteer block captains will provide crucial assistance by being our eyes and ears, tasked with identifying need and interfacing with our Emergency Operations Center.
Tom CromwellHead of Block Captain Task Force
We are very proud of our block captain program in which neighbors care for neighbors in the event of a disaster. To be most effective it is imperative that the block captains be familiar with their neighborhood, especially residents who may require immediate assistance.
Craig MiddletonBelvedere City Manager
We’ve created the Belvedere Block Captain website so that residents can easily and securely register their household information online with the City of Belvedere. Our goal is 100% participation, which would set a wonderful example of effective community preparedness.
Richard PearceBelvedere/Tiburon Fire Chief
In an emergency situation, every household needs to be accounted for and block captains can assist with that goal, leaving the Fire Department to take charge of other critical assignments. I encourage all residents to register their information and, even better, consider volunteering as a block captain.
Laurie NilsenEmergency Services Coordinator
A good neighbor is better than a faraway friend. This is especially true after a disaster. First responders and friends may be unable to assist you when help is needed, but your neighbors are right there. It is on all of us to be prepared; as individuals and as a community.