Block Preparedness Coordinator Manual


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    Front Cover

    Back Cover (Resources List)

    Table of Contents

Section 1: BPC Program Introduction

    Block Preparedness Coordinator Program Overview 3/14/12

    Block Preparedness Coordinator Brochure

    Requirements to Become an NPC/BPC 3/5/11

    BPC/NPC Registration Form 3/5/11

    What To Do As a BPC 3/5/11

    Frequently Asked Questions 3/5/11

    Liability Issues for Community Volunteers 3/5/11

Section 2: Organizing Your Block

    4 Reasons to Get to Know Your Neighbor Flyer

    How to Organize a Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Meeting

    Neighbors Creating Connections: Meeting Your Neighbors

    Sample Neighborhood Organizational Meeting Invitation

    Sample Introduction Letters to Neighbors 1

    Sample Introduction Letters to Neighbors 2

    Easy Recipe for Throwing a Block Party

    Sample Block Party Invitation

    Block Party Application

Section 3: Becoming Prepared

    Neighborhood Lessons Learned 3/9/12

    How would you survive for 72 hours?

    Get Ready — Earthquakes

    Earthquake Safety Checklist

    Are You Ready for an Earthquake?

    Earthquake Safety Inspection List

    Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt

    Make a Plan in a High-Rise Building

    Get Ready — Floods

    Are You Ready for a Flood?

    Fight Flooding at Home (Sandbag usage)

    Are You Ready for a Fire?

    Tips for the Elderly or Disabled

    Collecting Emergency Documents

    Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies

    Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Section 4: Family Plans: Food, Water, Supplies

    Your Family Disaster Plan

    Household Emergency Information

    Family Emergency Plan Contact Information

    Evacuation Plan

    Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit

    Emergency Preparedness Supplies for Your Home

    Preparing Kits for Emergencies While Away From Home

    General Emergency Supplies Checklist

    Food Supplies Checklist

    Pandemic Flu Supplies Checklist

    Guidelines for Managing Water Supplies

     Food Storage Shelf Life

    Do You Know How to…

Section 5: My Block Info

    Sample Map 1

    Sample Map 2

    Neighborhood Contact List

    Neighbor Information Sample Form 1

    Neighbor Information Sample Form 2 3/5/11

    Preparing Your Emergency Response Bag

Section 6: Radio Skills

    Communicating with Your NPC

    FRS Radio Quick Guide

    Radio Usage Summary 3/5/11

    2-Way Radio Language and Terms 3/5/11

    Palo Alto Neighborhood FRS Channels 3/13/12

Section 7: When Called to Action

    Protocols for Communicating with Your NPC

    Radio Instructions 3/5/11

    Assessment Checklist 3/5/11

    Damage Assessment Form 3/5/11

    First Aid Tips in an Emergency 3/5/11

    Fact Sheet on Shelter-in-Place

Section 8: Additional Information & Samples

    Suggested Materials to Distribute to Residents

    Adult Emergency Contact Card

    Child Emergency Contact Card

    OK / HELP Signs 3/10/12

    Emergency Supplies Vendors

    Sample Emergency Supplies

    Pocket Guide to Emergency Preparedness

    Pocket Guide to Pandemic Flu

    Solicitor Permit Example