GROUP LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES
IN RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES
1. Each group leader
should identify the households in his/her group. Information gathered should
include names, ages, phone numbers, and address. Optional information could
include work phone numbers, out-of-state contact people and their phone numbers,
and the location of utility shut off valves.
2. Each group leader
should be aware of special needs in his/her group such as: handicapped, elderly,
and homebound individuals; those with special health needs such as breathing
machines and wheel chairs; single parent homes and single people; flood prone areas and the
possibility of isolation due to flooding; the need for generators, evacuation
vehicles, and non-telephone communication.
3. Each group should
gather a resource list of people and equipment; a copy should be given to the
4. Each group leader
should identify possible emergency housing facilities for use by those whose
homes have been flooded or damaged.
5. The group leader should
know who is evacuating before a storm and where they are going.
6. The group leader should
develop a communications plan whereby every household in the group is contacted
after a disaster and pertinent information is obtained i.e. injuries, damage to
property, need for evacuation, etc.
7. Each group leader should contact the section leader within ___ hours after the disaster to inform him/her of his group's status and whether help will be needed from outside his group.