Building & Block Captains sought

Have you ever considered serving as a Building or Block Captain? The position is a great way to stay involved, meet new people and contribute to a friendly and safe community. Whether it is supporting neighbors or acting as a liaison to the various boards or staff, Captains play an important part in preserving our outstanding way of life in this exclusive retirement community.

The ideal number of Building Captains is one person plus an alternate for every multiple-story building. Block Captains are needed for every 12 manors. The program is similar to Neighborhood Watch, which enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with the Security Department to reduce crime, solve problems and improve the quality of life in a neighborhood.

Captains play a critical role during a disaster such as a major earthquake when first-responders are not readily available. Captains check on the welfare of neighbors and report injuries and property damage to the assigned Reporting Center. A unique benefit of living within this community is that key resources are available to assist members in the event of a major incident. For example, the Village bus fleet can be used for transport or clubhouses can serve as triage centers or shelters.

The Disaster Preparedness Task Force provides training opportunities throughout the year including introductory Good Neighbor Captain training. Ask for details at disasterpreparedness@vmsinc.org.