Emergency Response

Information for Emergency Response on Fox Island, including Neighborhood Watch program, Infrastructure Team, Medical Team, Marine logistics, Shelters, and more, to help you react to an emergency situation.
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An Overview

3.0 - Emergency Response

The purpose of Emergency Response is to manage our resources after an emergency.

The branches below are active in Emergency Response as well as in many 'Before the Emergency' preparation activities.

The following Operations Section Branches will be covered in this section:

  • 3.1 - Infrastructure
  • 3.2 – Neighborhood Watch (Emergency Patrol)
  • 3.3 - Neighborhoods (Block Coordinator Program)
  • 3.4 - Shelters
  • 3.5 - Medical
  • 3.6 - Marine



3.1 - Infrastructure


We are fortunate to have resident licensed Civil Engineers to evaluate structures before entering, post-event. We have volunteers for clearing roads and posting 'danger zones', and we are partnered with Fox Island Mutual Water Association on water delivery.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Infrastructure Team, fill out this form.



3.6 - Marine


The Fox Island Yacht Club is working with us to coordinate the use of volunteer boaters for emergency medical evacuations and other marine transport. 

If you are interested in volunteering with the Marine Team, fill out this form.


Neighborhood Watch

3.2 Neighborhood Watch


Some of our Neighborhood Watch volunteers will be scanning neighborhoods in an emergency and relaying neighborhood information/needs to the Emergency Operations Command (EOC) center. They will also help provide emergency transport.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Neighborhood Watch Team, fill out this form.



3.3 Emergency Response Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods – because we’re stronger together than we are apart

Neighborhoods is the Block Coordinator Program. Block Coordinators, or BC's, have important roles both before and during emergencies. Although the program is listed in its entirety under the Emergency Preparedness section of this website, here are the key Emergency Response aspect of the program.

  1. Roles and Responsibilities 
  2. Who’s Your BC? 
  3. BC Manual

Check out your house location on the 'Who’s Your BC Map, above. If you have a Block Coordinator, make sure they have your correct email address and phone number so they can be in touch with you. Make sure you are getting the monthly newsletter from them! If you are not getting a newsletter, or anything, you can contact your BC.

If you are NOT in a neighborhood with a Block coordinator, here are some options:



3.4 - Shelters


We have an off-site storage facility with cots and bedding available to temporary shelters (the Heart Church and United Church of Christ). No food will be available there.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Shelter Team, fill out this form.


3.5 - Medical


Fox Island has several medical professionals (physicians, PA’s, NPA’s, etc.) that have volunteered to participate in an emergency.

We also have storage of medical triage equipment on-island in multiple locations, to ensure supplies are available for use at the Nichols Community Center EOC (Emergency Operations Command) medical triage room. 

If you are interested in volunteering with the Medical Team, fill out this form.