How does the Lindon City Drill work?
Trained Community Volunteers
- They should encourage individual and household preparedness.
- They must act in their position while maintaining respect for and appropriate boundaries with their block members.
- They may need to field specific requests from block members pertaining to special needs.
- Fire evacuation
- Boil order
- Wild animal
- Silver Alert
- Storm recovery
- Debris removal
Runners and Radio
- The annual Lindon City Drill begins at 6PM.
- Block Captains should honk their horns.
- Residents exit their homes and gather.
- Block Captains record who has participated.
- Unless requested not to, Block Captains then check on those who have not participated.
- In-person gathering is preferred but text or phone or other communication is okay as needed.
- Block Captains record the TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF TIME volunteered by them and their block members. (NOTE: After a disaster, volunteer time can count toward recovery reimbursement and MUST BE TRACKED to help with funding.)
- Block Captains send their stats on to the Neighborhood Captains by a pair of runners.
- Block Captains do a short training with their blocks on the Individualized Protection Plan.
- Residents may return home immediately or enjoy an evening with fellow block members.
- Neighborhood Captains tally how many blocks participated and how many people in each block.
- Neighborhood Captains tally total block volunteer time and ADD their own volunteer time.
- Neighborhood Captains send their stats on to the Area Captains by a pair of runners.
- Neighborhood Captains should actively check in with lagging blocks and help them troubleshoot.
- Area Captains tally how many neighborhoods particiapted and how many people in each.
- Area Captains tally total neighborhood volunteer time and ADD their own volunteer time.
- Area Captains send their stats on to the City EOC by a pair of runners AND via ham radio specialists.
- Area Captains should actively check-in with lagging neighborhoods and help them.
- City officials at the City EOC and Radio Room recieve reports and do additional training.
- The entire drill takes only two hours. There is a debrief at 8PM at the City EOC. All can attend.
- Exactly how does a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional response get organized?
- When resources are limited — equipment, vehicles, and personnel — where do they go and how do they get there?
- What does a response cost? And how will Lindon City pay for it?
- What supports do city leaders need? What supports do residents need?
- How will city leaders communicate critical information, situation reports, and requested actions to the public?
- What about the future? How can we recover and build-back better?