Block Captain Training: Sun, August 28, 3pm – 5pm


With over 10,000 people in Southeast Eugene, immediate support may not be available after an earthquake. Block Captain training is built on the concept of “neighbor helping neighbor” until outside help arrives.  Captains will learn how to organize and prepare their immediate neighborhood and receive training on FRS radio communications.

Sign up for a free, two-hour Block Coordinator training this summer and help build our neighborhood resilience.

Summer Schedule

  • Sunday, June 26:  3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hilyard Community Center
  • Sunday, July 31: 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hilyard Community Center
  • Sunday, August 28: 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hilyard Community Center

Registration is required. Please sign up to attend a training here.

About This Training

Block Coordinators will learn the strategies that we can take to support ourselves in the event of a disaster until outside help arrives and how to connect to the larger network of Block Coordinators and Neighborhood HAM Operators in the event of an earthquake. We will have neighborhood maps available for each block coordinator to use to plot their area and meeting places.

Anyone with an interest in earthquake preparedness is welcome but some ideal coordinators might be:

  • Neighbors with Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training or neighborhood watch groups
  • Neighborhood association, human services, clergy, or business leaders
  • Police, fire, or military personnel, health care professionals
  • Those with experience providing care for persons with disabilities or other vulnerable populations
  • Teachers, principals, parent leaders and homeschool groups
  • Cooperative household members

If you would like to get involved with our neighborhood preparedness efforts, please contact don.metheny@gmail.com.

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